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Obesity and Endometrial Cancer: The impact of a public health

Correspondence to Author:  MD Alfonso Torres Lobaton, 

Oncology Unit, Mexico General Hospital, Md Eduardo Liceaga.


Objective:   To draw attention to the increase in the frequency of endometrial cancer (CE) in recent decades and its association with overweight and obesity in a highly specialized institution.

Material and Methods:   Retrospective study of patients with EC treated in the Oncology Service of Mexico General Hospital, in the years 2000 to 2017, obtaining information related to some risk factors and their classification. The data were compared with a previous study from the years 1966-1993.

Results:  Of the record of 1,045 EC treated during the studied time of 44 years, 785 corresponded to the period 2000-2017 and 260 to the previous report, which meant an increase of 200% for this disease. Of gynecological cancers, the EC figures increased from 17.9% in 2010-2011 to 29.4% in 2016-2017 (p = 0.0001). Overweight and obesity were in 572/785 (72.8%) of the current series vs. 120/260 (46.1%) of the previous series (p 0.05). An increase of 19% to 28% was found in women younger than 48 years when comparing the periods 2000 - 2009 vs. 2010-2017 (p = 0.011); 119/389 classified as stage I, (30.5%) had risk factors for tumor recurrence and 378/898 (42.0%) had advanced malignancies. Conclusions: An increase in CE reported in this series and its association with overweight and obesity, may highlight the public health problem that this association represents in our country

Keywords :
obesity and endometrial cancer a public health problem.


MD Alfonso Torres Lobaton. Obesity and Endometrial Cancer: The impact of a public health. World Journal of Clinical Cancer Research 2024.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Cancer Research
  • Impact Factor: 2.0
  • ISSN: 2831-3275
  • DOI: 10.52338/Wjccr
  • Short Name: WJCCR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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