Clinicoepidemiologic study of uterine cancer: Comparative aspects of the endometrial and cervical sites

Zeev Sharon, Mordechai Shani, Baruch Modan*

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A review of all newly diagnosed cases of cervical and endometrial carcinoma in Israel during the S-year period of 1961-1965 yielded mean annual incidence rates of 4.9/100,000 and 7.4/100,000, respectively. Cervical cancer was more prevalent in Moroccan-born women and among divorcees, while the risk of endometrial cancer was highest in older age, among the European born, and the single; it also appeared earlier in life; Postmenopausal bleeding constituted the most frequent first symptom in both sites. Fifty percent of the patients of both groups were diagnosed within 1 month, but the delay was somewhat longer in the endometrial group. Median survival was 5 years in patients with cervical cancer and above 12 years in those with cancer of the corpus. Five-year survival was 50 and 75%, respectively. Survival tended to be better in younger patients in both groups. It is expected that the gradual disappearance of intraethhic differences in Israel would lead to a decrease in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer, coupled with an increased incidence of the endometrial category.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-540
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1977


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