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One thousand consecutive cases of surgically proven endometriosis were reviewed to evaluate the frequency and types of pelvic cancers that were associated with ovarian and extraovarian endometriosis. The frequency and types of histologic abnormalities present in the eutopic endometrium when cancers were noted in endometriosis were also evaluated. In the(More)
BACKGROUND Before 1971, several million women were exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol (DES) given to their mothers to prevent pregnancy complications. Several adverse outcomes have been linked to such exposure, but their cumulative effects are not well understood. METHODS We combined data from three studies initiated in the 1970s with continued(More)
Forty-eight cases of primary insular carcinoid of the ovary were analyzed from a clinicopathologic viewpoint. Sixteen (33%) were associated with preoperative clinical evidence of the carcinoid syndrome. At operation only one ovary was usually enlarged, but in 16% the contralateral ovary was also enlarged by either a dermoid cyst or a mucinous cystadenoma or(More)
To determine whether Black women with symptoms of uterine corpus cancer had longer times from symptom recognition to initial medical consultation than did White women in the United States, 331 newly diagnosed patients living in Atlanta (GA), New Orleans (LA), and San Francisco/Oakland (CA) during 1985-87 were interviewed to collect information on symptoms,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the accuracy of disease progression prediction of the molecular genetics and morphometry-based Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia (EIN) and World Health Organization 1994 (WHO94) classification systems in patients with endometrial hyperplasias. METHODS A multicenter, multivariate analysis was(More)
Prenatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure is associated with excess risks of clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA), and breast cancer in older women. Whether overall cancer risk is also elevated is unclear. Total and site-specific cancer risks were evaluated in the DES Combined Cohort Follow-up Study using age- and calendar-year specific standardized incidence(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to identify similarities and differences in epidemiologic and surgicopathologic staging results for papillary serous (PS) and clear cell (CC) endometrial cancers compared with endometrioid (EM) carcinoma of the endometrium. METHODS Clinical and surgicopathologic data were retrospectively collected on 574 clinical stage(More)
Black women with endometrial cancer have more advanced disease and less favorable tumor grade than do white women. This study evaluated whether racial differences in tumor grade could be explained by hormone-related factors and other putative determinants of grade. Subjects included 207 white and 81 black postmenopausal women diagnosed with primary cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure is associated with an excess risk of clear-cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix, and of high-grade squamous neoplasia. OBJECTIVE We explored whether neoplasia risk remains elevated among DES-exposed women as they age. STUDY DESIGN In all, 4062 DES-exposed and 1837 unexposed daughters were(More)
The incidence of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix associated with intrauterine exposure to DES and similar compounds during the first half of pregnancy has increased. Ninety percent of these cancers have occurred in patients 14 years of age or older. Although these carcinomas are exceedingly rare, nonneoplastic abnormalities including(More)