Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3010-1112

Year of Publication

2018

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Public Health

Department

Clinical Research Design

First Advisor

Dr. David Mannino

Abstract

Uterine cancer is the nation’s most common gynecologic malignancy but is understudied in the geographically and socioeconomically diverse state of Kentucky (KY). This study assessed the frequency, distribution, and survival of uterine corpus malignancies in KY, and specifically the differences between Appalachia (AP) and non-Appalachia (NAP).

This study utilizes SEER and Kentucky Cancer Registries to study uterine corpus malignancy between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2014. The analysis looks at incidence between diagnoses in AP and NAP. Evaluation criteria includes: tumor histology (Type I, Type II, sarcoma, and mixed uterine malignancy), age, race, smoking status, stage at diagnosis, insurance status, and county of residence at diagnosis.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2018.439

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