Dr. Chase Discusses Risk Factors in Gynecologic Cancers

Dana M. Chase, MD, FACOG
Published Online: Tuesday, May 23, 2017



Dana M. Chase, MD, FACOG, an associate professor at Creighton University, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and gynecologist oncologist with Arizona Oncology, discusses the risk factors in gynecologic cancers.

For endometrial cancer, obesity is a large risk factor. Obesity-related endometrial cancer is becoming more common, and patients who are obese with endometrial cancer are more likely to die from complications due to obesity than their endometrial cancer, says Chase.

Vulvar cancer is very rare, and other than patients who have HPV-related vulvar cancer, the cause is still relatively unknown.
 


Dana M. Chase, MD, FACOG, an associate professor at Creighton University, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and gynecologist oncologist with Arizona Oncology, discusses the risk factors in gynecologic cancers.

For endometrial cancer, obesity is a large risk factor. Obesity-related endometrial cancer is becoming more common, and patients who are obese with endometrial cancer are more likely to die from complications due to obesity than their endometrial cancer, says Chase.

Vulvar cancer is very rare, and other than patients who have HPV-related vulvar cancer, the cause is still relatively unknown.
 

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