New research cited in a recent USA Today article on uterine cancer, which is common in older women, shared that it is rising rapidly among reproductive-aged Hispanic females.
RENO, Nev., May 15, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- According to the USA Today article, a new study showed that Hispanic women had the highest uterine cancer rate among young reproductive-aged women between ages 35 and 39. Cases have been rising a steady 4% each year since 2001, a rate that is 50% higher than that of white women, according to the study of more than 840,000 uterine cancer patients published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. Experts are trying to figure out what is causing the disparity and raise recognition among medical professionals and patients. Physicians need to be on high alert for signs and symptoms of uterine abnormalities in this population to provide timely intervention. Obesity increases the risk of uterine cancer, as does diabetes, and both of those disorders are found disproportionately in Hispanic people. However obesity may be an oversimplified explanation for the problem, and more studies need to explore additional reasons for the disparity. The article stressed the importance of addressing social determinants of health within communities of color and helping those women with lifestyle improvements and diet. This is as well as providing access to evaluations to catch precancerous lesions early.
"This study is very alarming. Providers need to recognize these disparities as another sign of healthcare inequity and prevent the trend from continuing. Providers and patients need to raise their awareness levels so those at risk will recognize signs of uterine cancer and are screened appropriately and in a timely manner," says Dr. Mariko Rajamand
From contraception and preventive gynecological care to mental health therapy and cosmetic services, FEM Women's Wellness is the premier source for personalized women's healthcare in the greater Reno area. FEM Women's Wellness recognizes the health equity disparities that were described in the study, and the team actively works to improve their impact on women's health. The clinic has Spanish-speaking employees to support and navigate the challenges that the Hispanic community has in accessing care. With the goal of empowering and supporting women through their life stages, FEM Women's Wellness will help women of all races navigate through what is normal, abnormal and what needs intervention.
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Highly credentialed gynecologist, Dr. Mariko Rajamand leads the team at FEM Women's Wellness, providing optimal care for women's health at this state-of-the-art center serving the Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City, NV, area. The practice is designed to encompass a wide selection of options for female patients, offering integrative wellness services that include preventive gynecological services, menopausal treatments, contraception and fertility treatments, reproductive health procedures, mental health services and cosmetic treatments. At FEM Women's Wellness, they accept many forms of insurance, and the clinic is located at 5448 Reno Corporate Dr, Reno, NV. For more information or to schedule an appointment at FEM Women's Wellness, please visit http://www.femwomenswellness.com or call (775) 993-9292.
Chelsea Hart, FEM Women's Wellness, (775) 993-9292., [email protected]
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