Acta Medica Iranica 2001. 39(1):48-50.

"Assessment of endometrial cancer risk factors in a pilot study at Vali-e-Asr unit, Imam Khomeini hospital "
"Ghaemmaghamei F, Behtash N "


This study was performed to identify endometrial Cancer risk factors. In a case series study on 1989-1996 , we assessed endometrial cancer in 52 patients whose age range was 32-80 years, with 73% over fifty years. Obesity was seen in 68% at time of cancer detection , and 69% were in the postmenopausal age, with a history of late menopause in 21%. As a matter of parity 13% were nulliparous, and 52% were grandmultiparous. There was a history of hypertension in 37% and ovarian tumors and polyeystic ovaian disease in 2%. The most common symptom in our patients was vaginal bleeding and the most frequent histology was endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Endometrial cancer was most common in the sirth decade of age. The two most common risk factors in this population were obesity and hypertension. The next important risk factor was late menopause.


Endometrial cancer, Reproduction, Late menopause, Oral contraceptive pill, Tamoxifen,

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