Amanika Kumar, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses endometrial cancer — the most common gynecologic malignancy — and obesity's impact on the disease.
Women who are obese are six times more likely to develop endometrial cancer than women who maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Kumar explains why and discusses treatment options for women with endometrial cancer who are obese.
Surgical weight loss has been shown to be the most effective approach to long-term sustainable weight loss — which can lead to reversal of medical problems including hypertension, diabetes and arthritis. At Mayo Clinic, specialists are often able to perform hysterectomy and bariatric surgery at the same time.