Endometrial Issues

Nations nearer the equator that get more ultraviolet B (UVB) rays -- the major source of the body's circulating vitamin D -- had lower endometrial cancer rates than those with less exposure, although the link was modest (adjusted P=0.02), reported Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H., of the University of California at San Diego, and colleagues, in the November 2007 issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Garland stated "the amount of time needed to make enough vitamin D each day is shorter than the amount needed to cause sunburn or to create an increased risk of skin cancer," he said. "No one needs to get more than 10 or 15 minutes a day of sunlight."

For patients who cannot get sufficient exposure, particularly in winter, taking 2,000 IU of an oral vitamin D supplement may suffice, Garland said.

Mohr SB, et al "Is ultraviolet B irradiance inversely associated with incidence rates of endometrial cancer: an ecological study of 107 countries"Prev Med 2007; 45: 327-331.

Our source: www.medpagetoday.com November 2007

Treatment for Endometriosis=Ovarian Cancer Risk

33rd Annual Meeting of Gynecologic Oncologists

Endometriosis-assoc Ova Ca/Blood vessels
EndomThickness Measured w/Trans-Vag Sono

Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Comments by as Associate Professor of Ob-Gyn Univ S Florida
Endo Carcinoma Suveillance-Ultrasound Scan Results

Cancer, 3/02

Vaginal Brachytherapy for Endometrial Ca

Obstet Gynecol, 2/02

Women's Cancer Resource Center

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Women's Cancer Resource Center

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Dietary factors & Endometrial Ca

Nutr Cancer, 9/02

Whole Grain Intake & Incidence
Dietary Fat, Plant Foods & Endo Ca
Resveratrol & Endo Ca
Nutritional Factors & Endometrial Ca
Beans, Nuts, Seeds GOOD
Ascites/Pleural Effusions After Endo Ca Surgery
Phytoestrogen & Endometrial Ca Risk
Sunlight/Vit D Beneficial in Reducing Risk - Endometrial Ca
Outpatient Laser by MRI for Fibroids

J Human Reproduction, 9/02

Surveillance for Endometrial Ca-Transvaginal Sono-Tamoxifen

Brit J Cancer, 4/03

Inherited Susceptibility to Endo CA

Proceedings of Nat Acad of Sciences, 5/03

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Endo Ca After RTx for Cervical Ca

Obstet & Gyn, 5/03

Characteristics of Pts w/Colorectal, Then Endometrial Ca
Lymph Node Removal Sometimes Unnecessary:Endo Ca

Am J Obstet & Gyn, 5/03

Sentinel Node w/Blue Dye & Radiocolloid
Endometrial Ca Rates Lower in Greece

Euro J Cancer Prevention, 10/02

African American Women Have  Worse Endometrial CA Profiles

Soc Gyn Onc Annual Meeting Women's Cancer, 3/05

Herceptin May Be Useful with Endometrial  CA Mets

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2006 May-Jun;16(3):1370-3.

Younger Women with Endo Ca can keep Ovaries Safely

J Clinical Oncology, January 2009

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