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Ana M. Rodriguez, MD, MPH2018-2019 Texas RCMAR Scholar

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Awareness of cancer risk in Hispanic women aged 50 years and older

Mentors: James S. Goodwin, MD and Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD

Limited knowledge exists of the relationship between obesity and endometrial cancer risk. Up to 40% of endometrial cancer cases are attributable to obesity. Women of low socioeconomic status and Hispanic and African American women are disproportionately obese and at increased risk for endometrial cancer. While the impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease is well established, only 14%-42% of women are aware of the association between endometrial cancer and obesity. We propose the following specific aims to determine the current level of health care utilization of those at risk for endometrial cancer in order to better understand the knowledge and awareness of Hispanic women aged ≥ 50 years with and without endometrial hyperplasia and cancer.

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