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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 10 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2618

More UK women are getting uterine cancer: The mortality rate from uterine cancer in the UK has risen from 3.1 per 100 000 in the late 1990s to 3.7 per 100 000, show figures from Cancer Research UK. The incidence of uterine cancer rose by 43% over the same period from 13.7 per 100 000 in the later 1990s to 19.6. Although 1900 women now die from the disease each year, compared with fewer than 1500 at the turn of the millennium, 77% of …

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