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Season 4 Episode 8: A Global Glimpse

A Global Glimpse: Cancer Statistics in Europe

Alex and Mary discuss cancer statistics in Europe, how they compare to other regions, and the questions that arise from the “why” behind the data.



Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:24]

  • Europe [1:43]

  • ESGO Congress annual meeting [2:03]

  • Sponsors for annual meeting [3:00]

  • Cervical cancer deaths in Europe [5:25]

  • Young women with cervical cancer [6:30]

  • Eastern Europe [7:38]

  • Highest ovarian cancer incidence in the world [7:48]

  • Vulval cancer [9:24]

  • Genetic component? [10:35]

  • HPV and smoking as factors [10:54]

  • Soaking in the German culture [11:35]

  • Vaginal cancer [13:11]

  • Lack of early screening [13:40]

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [14:13]

  • Uterine cancer [14:32]

  • Aging population and obesity as factors [15:01]

  • More likely to get uterine cancer having never given birth [15:13]

  • Fallopian tube cancer [15:48]

  • Breast cancer [17:50]

  • Northern and Western Europe [18:20]

  • Geographical component [19:10]

  • Possible US series? [19:50]

  • Thanks for listening! [22:41]


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