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A 25-year-old female asked:

Do irregular (infrequent) periods put you at a greater risk of uterine cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
More estrogen .....: Without increased progesterone, raises risk of endometrial (uterine lining) cancer. If the cause of the irregular periods is due to increased estrogen (ex. Obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovaries (pcos)), then the risk of endometrial cancer increases. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. Also see this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/endometrial-cancer/ds00306/dsection=risk-factors.

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