The association between a family history of endometrial, breast and ouarian cancer and the risk of endometrial cancer was analyzed on the basis of data from a case-control study conducted in northern Italy between 1983 and 1993.
A total of 726 histologically confirmed endometrial-cancer patients (median age 61) admitted to a network of general and teaching hospitals in the Greater Milan area were intewiewed.
The controls were 2,123 women (median age 59), admitted for acute, non-neoplastic, non-hormone-related diseases to the same network of hospitals where the cases had been identified, with admission diagnoses unrelated to any of the known or suspected risk factors for endometrial cancer.
Among cases, 37 (5.1%) reported a history of endometrial cancer in first-degree relatives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Endomètre, Utérus pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Antécédent, Groupe familial, Italie, Europe, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Endometrium, Uterine diseases, Female genital diseases, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Antecedent, Family group, Italy, Europe, Case control study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0227277
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 09/06/1995.