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The Impact of Fibroids and Histologic Subtype on the Performance of US Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Endometrial Cancer among Black Women

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November 6, 2020

This article, published in Ethnicity & Disease, describes a study that looks at the current guidelines for moving from transvaginal ultrasound to biopsy in a diagnostic workup for postmenopausal bleeding (the key symptom of endometrial cancer). The study's goal is to understand how well these guidelines do in detecting endometrial cancer among Black women. Ultimately, the study authors determine that the current guidelines miss more than half of all endometrial cancer cases among postmenopausal Black women and perform much worse than among White women, partially due to the way fibroids make ultrasounds less accurate.

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