Corpus and cervix cancer: A nutritional comparison

James W. Orr, Kathleen Wilson, Cynthia Bodiford, Annie Cornwell, Seng Jaw Soong, Kathryn L. Honea, Kenneth D. Hatch, Hugh M. Shingleton

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Nutritional parameters of patients with cervical cancer and endometrial cancer were prospectively evaluated. Analysis of anthropometric assessments that were abnormal in as many as 52% of patients indicated little difference between organ sites in mean values or percentage of patients with abnormal values. Biochemical parameters included serum albumin, total iron-binding capacity, copper, zinc, and creatinine height index. An abnormal value was present in as many as 60% of patients. Multiple abnormal values were more likely to be present in patients with endometrial cancer. Abnormal vitamin levels were more commonly present in patients with cervical cancer. When compared to control values, levels of plasma folate, beta carotene, and vitamin C were significantly lower in patients with cervical cancer. Patients with endometrial cancer had significantly lower levels of beta carotene and vitamin C. Analysis of surgical complications suggested a correlation with specific nutritional deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-779
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985


  • Nutrition
  • cervical cancer
  • corpus cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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