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Endometrial Cancer Faina Linkov, PhD Research Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
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GENERAL OVERVIEW OF GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS 79,480 new cases/yr of female genital system cancers in the U.S. 28,910 deaths in U.S. from genital system cancers in 2005 Diet, exercise and lifestyle choices play important roles in the prevention of cancer Knowledge of family history also increases prevention and early diagnosis rates Regular screening and self-examinations for appropriate cancers early detection early intervention & therapy
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Endometrial Cancer Strong association with excess weight
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Adipose tissue: Consequences of Obesity on Cancer Development Obesity has been implicated in the development of Type 2 diabetes Heart disease Stroke Hypertension Gallbladder disease Osteoarthritis Sleep apnea Asthma Psychological disorders or difficulties Some cancers, including ovarian, cervical, breast, and endometrial Dyslipidemia Complications of pregnancy Hirsuitism Menstrual abnormalities Stress incontinence Increased surgical risk
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Endometrial Cancer and Lifestyle
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Important Definitions Obesity: having a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher for adults. Body Mass Index (BMI): a measure of weight in
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