James V. Lacey Jr., Christine A. Swanson, Louise A. Brinton, Sean F. Altekruse, Willard A. Barnes, Patti E. Gravitt, Mitchell D. Greenberg, Olympia C. Hadjimichael, Larry McGowan, Rodrigue Mortel, Peter E. Schwartz, Robert J. Kurman and Allan Hildesheim Obesity as a potential risk factor for adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the uterine cervix Cancer 98
Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11567
Hormone levels may be influenced by obesity, and hormones may play a more prominent role in adenocarcinoma compared with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. The authors investigated the possible correlation between obesity and type of cervical carcinoma and found that obesity and body fat distribution were associated more strongly with adenocarcinoma than with squamous cell carcinoma.
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