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Spot Her is an initiative to help end silence around endometrial cancer

Spot Her Uterine cancer is the 4th most frequently diagnosed cancer for women in the U.S. In 2020, uterine cancer resulted in about 65,000 new cases and 12,500 deaths—and these rates are on the rise. Spot Her is an initiative to help end the silence around endometrial cancer. We aim to embrace the power of …

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Black women are significantly more impacted by high-risk endometrial cancers

“When you look at serous carcinomas (which accounts for most of the deaths from this cancer), they’re increasing over 6% every single year for Black women for almost the last 20 years, says Cortney Eakin, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles. That’s a lot! If that trend continues over the next 10 years, …

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Endometrial cancer can be caught early because women have the symptom of bleeding

“Once You’ve Reached Menopause, You Should Not Bleed Again” “Once a woman has gone 12 months without bleeding, any other bleeding is abnormal. And we encourage women to have it evaluated,” says Tashanna Myers, MD, cancer physician at Baystate Health in Massachusetts. “There’s a misconception that your period can come back, that stress can cause …

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“We have an epidemic of endometrial cancer in Black women in this country”

Carol L. Brown, MD “We have an epidemic of endometrial cancer in this country and it is disproportionately affecting Black women.” “The number of endometrial cancer cases has increased by 57 percent in the last 10 years. This is not seen in any other GYN cancer,” says Carol L. Brown, MD, of the Memorial Sloan …

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Endometrial cancer is actually the most common GYN cancer in the United States

“Endometrial cancer is actually the most common GYN cancer in the United States. It’s four times more common than cervical cancer, it’s twice as common as ovarian cancer. As a GYN oncologist, we see women with endometrial cancer every day and often we’ll hear that women had never heard of it before they were diagnosed.” …

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Black women are significantly more impacted by high-risk endometrial cancers

“When you look at serous carcinomas (which accounts for most of the deaths from this cancer), they’re increasing over 6% every single year for Black women for almost the last 20 years. That’s a lot! If that trend continues over the next 10 years, when a Black woman gets diagnosed with uterine cancer, she’s going …

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