Journalist Gwen Ifill Death: Taking a Deeper Look into Endometrial Cancer

Journalist Gwen Ifill died Monday after diagnosed with cancer.

Ifill worked for the Washington Post, PBS and was the first African-American woman to moderate a vice presidential debate. Ifill died from Endometrial cancer.

Dr. Johnathan Verma, radiation oncologist at the Katheryn O’Connor Cancer Center said Endometrial cancer is common in women. The cancer forms in the lining of the uterus and is widespread in women after menopause.
“The most common type is type one,” Verma said. “Type two is more biologically aggressive.”

Verma said women suffering with type one often survive, but in Ifill’s case – she may have had type two.
Ifill was 61 years old, more than 30 of those years spent in news.