Endometrial cancer may be related to cardiovascular disease, yet little is known about the relationship between cardiovascular disease in endometrial cancer patient survivors. In a recent study published in the journal, Gynecologic Oncology, researchers evaluated the impact of cardiovascular disease in elderly patients previously treated for endometrial cancer.
Management of patients treated for endometrial cancer throughout their long-term survivorship should also involve the monitoring of cardiovascular disease.
Women, aged greater than 66 years with an endometrial cancer diagnosis (N = 44,386) and matched women without cancer (N = 221,219) were evaluated from 2004–2017. Compared to women without cancer, women with endometrial cancer had a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, endometrial cancer survivors had an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, including ischemic heart diseases, pulmonary heart disease and diseases of the veins and lymphatics (vessels containing white blood cells). Hence, the management of patients treated for endometrial cancer throughout their long-term survivorship should also involve the monitoring of cardiovascular disease.
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