Plasma estrogen in patients with endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma

Cancer. 1976 Nov;38(5):2101-4. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(197611)38:5<2101::aid-cncr2820380537>;2-x.


In a total of 53 patients, most of whom were over 40 years of age and who presented symptoms of vaginal bleeding, total plasma estrogens were measured with gas liquid chromatography, and the clinical correlates were studied. The results revealed that total plasma estrogen levels in the endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma groups were significantly higher than those measured in the control group. In addition, a positive, significant correlation was found between the plasma estrogen levels and obesity in the patients with endometrial carcinoma. The study provides objective data that document the clinical impressions that hyperestrogenism and obesity are significant findings in endometrial carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Estrogens / blood*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / complications
  • Precancerous Conditions / blood*
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / blood
  • Uterine Neoplasms / blood*


  • Estrogens