10 Facts Women Should Know About Endometrial Cancer

The most common cancer of the reproductive organs in American women is endometrial cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that for the year 2017, around 61,380 new cases of cancer of the body of the uterus will be diagnosed and about 10,920 women will die from cancers of the uterine body. These figures include both endometrial cancers and uterine sarcomas. Since endometrial cancer is a fairly common cancer in women, the more women know the facts about this disease, the greater their chance of knowing what symptoms to be aware of in order to have it diagnosed as early as possible, improving the likelihood of survival. Here are 10 facts all women should be know about endometrial cancers: 1. It forms in the lining of the uterus Endometrial cancer starts in the lining of the uterus. This lining is called the endometrium. The endometrium is the mucous membrane lining the uterus, which thickens during the menstrual cycle in preparation for possible implantation of an embryo. In the early stages, the disease is asymptomatic until it reaches a later, more advanced stage. This makes it imperative women seek medical care when they first have symptoms. 2. There is no known cause At this time, the exact cause of endometrial cancer is unknown. Some researchers believe that there is a factor that triggers a genetic mutation within cells in the endometrium. Healthy cells grow, multiply and then die at a specific rate. Cancerous or abnormal cells grow and multiple out of control and ...
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Abstract The main objective of this study was to identify the association between combined effect of physical activity, reduction of screen time and overweight in adolescents. The sample of this cross-sectional study consisted of 613 adolescents, aged 15-18 years living in a municipality in northeastern Brazil. Physical activity was measured using the short-version IPAQ (International Physical Activity Questionnaire), and screen time was verified through two questions about the time that, on average, interviewees watched television, played video games, used the cell phone or computer on a normal weekday and one weekend day...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to correlate anthropometric, BIA and DXA parameters among obese Brazilian adults with focus on the comparison with visceral adipose tissue (VAT) obtained from DXA and in the value of antropometric measurements. Fifty voluntary participants were enrolled. The Spearman correlation test was used to assess the correlation of VAT with anthropometric measurements, BIA and other DXA parameters. The intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to evaluate concordance between lean mass (LM), fat mass (FM), %body fat (%BF) and %upper body fat (%UBF) obtained from BIA and DXA. Most were female (8...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract This paper will report the findings of an education intervention performed by a workshop aimed to provide pregnant women with knowledge about pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care. A cross-sectional study, using a pre and post-intervention research design, was performed with 105 pregnant women from an obstetric service for a two-year period. Time points (pre and post) were compared using either Student t test and ANOVA. Significance was set at p ≤ 0.05. After the intervention all items increased their level from the three stations: antenatal care (20.4%), labor and delivery (36.8%) and po...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
This article aimed to systematically review the association between socioeconomic status according to the life course models and the body mass index (BMI) in adults. A review was performed following the guidelines of the PRISMA. The studies were identified in the MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS and Web of Science databases. The eligible articles investigated the association between at least one life course model (risk accumulation, critical period or social mobility) and BMI. In order to assess the quality of the selected articles, the NOS checklist was applied to each study. Eleven articles were selected for the systematic review,...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
za JP Abstract PRENACEL is a study that incorporates two innovative approaches to maternal and perinatal health: the need to improve women's level of satisfaction with the birthing experience and an assessment of the impacts of information and communication technologies in health. The approaches involve a communication program via short cellphone text messages, developed for Brazilian pregnant women in prenatal care in the Brazilian Unified National Health System. The analysis aims to determine whether the program contributes positively to women's perceived preparedness for childbirth. A randomized cluster trial w...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
We conducted a questionnaire survey among baseball players at junior high schools across Japan, to understand the practice conditions of players, examining the risk factors of shoulder and elbow pain in baseball players.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Rotator cuff tears (RCTs) are often associated with severe shoulder pain. However, the mechanism of pain in RCTs is still unknown. In recent years, it has been reported that various neuropeptides, including calcitonin gene-related peptides (CGRP), are involved in knee and hip pain. To reveal the novel mechanism for pain caused by RCTs, we investigated the expression of neuropeptides in a rat RCT model.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess anti-inflammatory properties and tissue differentiation potential. We prepared a rat shoulder arthritis model by injecting monoiodoacetate (MIA) into the shoulder and investigated the intraarticular administration of MSCs from the aspects of the cartilage protective effect associated with the cell ’s anti-inflammatory activity and inhibition of the central sensitization of pain. When MIA was administered in this model, anti-calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) was expressed in the shoulder joint and C5 spinal dorsal horn.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
A systematic review was performed to investigate the impact of obesity on outcomes following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA).
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Online Article Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Objective Review the diet and nutritional status of women surviving breast cancer following the Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with 201 women, who underwent anthropometric measurements to determine body mass index, waist circumference and waist/hip ratio. Dietary assessment was performed usinga food frequency questionnaire. Consumption was stratifi ed into four groups: fresh/minimally processed food (Group 1), processed food ingredients (Group 2), processed food (Group 3) and ultra-processed food (Group 4).The ratio of daily contribution of each food ...
Source: Revista de Nutricao - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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