Category Archives: Cancer

Endometrial and Uterine Cancer: Same or Different?

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Are endometrial and uterine cancer the same? Or are they different? If they are two different things, how can a person differentiate one cancer from the other?

We wondered about the above question when we were writing our earlier post on celebrities with endometrial cancer. After some hours of research, this is what we found out:

Endometrial cancer is a type of uterine cancer in the same way that avocado is a type of a fruit.

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Celebrities With Endometrial Cancer

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Celebrities With Endometrial Cancer. Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the endometrium or the inner lining of the uterus or womb. According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide with 320,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012.

The top 20 countries with the highest rate of endometrial cancer are as follows: Barbados, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Luxembourg, Guyana, New Caledonia, United States of America, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Guatemala, Belarus, France, Guadeloupe, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, El Salvador, and Canada.

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Can You Die From Skin Cancer?

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Can you die from skin cancer? Yes you can! In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2011 — which is the most recent year for which data is available — a little more than 9,000 people in the United States died from melanomas of the skin.

Meanwhile, across the pond in the United Kingdom, a total of 2,148 people died from malignant melanoma in 2012. According to Cancer Research UK, malignant melanoma is the 18th most common cause of cancer deaths, accounting for 1% of all deaths from cancer.

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