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.
What are the risk factors which increases a woman’s chance of getting endometrial cancer? According to cancer.org, the following factors can influence your chance of getting the disease:
- Things that affect hormone levels, like taking estrogen after menopause, birth control pills, or tamoxifen; the number of menstrual cycles (over a lifetime), pregnancy, obesity, , certain ovarian tumors, and polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Use of an intrauterine device
- Diet and exercise
- Family history (having close relatives with endometrial or colorectal cancer)
- Having been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer in the past
- Having been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia in the past
- Treatment with radiation therapy to the pelvis to treat another cancer
Meanwhile, the signs and symptoms of endometrial cancer may include the following:
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding between periods
- An abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
Okay, now that you have familiarized yourself with the basics of this disease, let’s now check out the list of celebrities with endometrial cancer. Let’s begin with:
Dixie Carter, actress. This Emmy-nominated actress died from complications of endometrial cancer in 2010. She was 70 years old.
Camille Grammer, actress and reality TV star. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star underwent a radical hysterectomy in 2013 to get rid of her endometrial cancer.
The following year, in January 2014, she revealed that she managed to beat the disease:
“I just finished my chemotherapy and radiation treatment for my cancer, and can happily say, I’m cancer free! There are no traces of endometrial cancer found, and I’m incredibly lucky and blessed. I’m so thankful for the support from the sisterhood of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. All of the cast members, current and past, have just been incredible to me,” she told Radar Online in an interview.
Robin Quivers, radio broadcaster. Howard Stern’s co-star talked about her health condition during a Stern Show broadcast. CNN has more details:
Stern explained that right before her last day in the studio, Quivers had been attending a wedding in Pittsburgh and found she was unable to urinate. A quick trip to the emergency room, where her bladder was drained using a catheter, didn’t fix the problem, Stern said.
“Do you want to fill the audience in on what happened since then so that they understand why you haven’t been in the studio?” Stern asked Quivers during Monday’s show.
Quivers replied, “Sure. I’m ready to talk about it now, I guess. Yeah, so I went to a doctor that afternoon and for about a week the story was that nobody really understood what was going on. They knew that there was a mass in my pelvis but nobody knew what it was, and eventually it was determined that I just had to have surgery and they’d figure it out after going in.”
Quivers said she endured 12 hours of surgery after returning home to New York City. The mass turned out to be cancerous and involved uterine tissue migrating outside her uterus, she said.