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Vietnamese American women diagnosed with rare, aggressive endometrial cancer at a far younger age than other Asian Americans

Vietnamese American women are diagnosed with uterine clear cell carcinoma at an average age of 56 years, compared with average ages of 64 to 72 in other Asian Americans, according to a new study of nearly half a million U.S. women diagnosed with uterine cancer from 2004 to 2016.

Uterine clear-cell carcinoma is a rare form of endometrial cancer that’s aggressive, has a high recurrence rate, and has a 5-year survival rate of 58 percent. Fortunately, only about 1 in 130 cases of endometrial cancer in Vietnamese American women was uterine clear cell carcinoma.

See the full text of the scientific paper “Uterine clear cell carcinoma risk in White versus non-White US subpopulations: does race matter?” by Stephanie Chow et al.

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