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What does it mean to have endometrial cancer and how is it linked to obesity?

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Dr. Robert True
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Endometrial cancer is an estrogen sensitive cancer and grows faster when estrogen is present within the body.
When one is overweight, the extra fat cells produce extra estrogen, resulting in an increase in stimulation of endometrial cancer if present.

In brief: Yes

Endometrial cancer is an estrogen sensitive cancer and grows faster when estrogen is present within the body.
When one is overweight, the extra fat cells produce extra estrogen, resulting in an increase in stimulation of endometrial cancer if present.
Dr. Robert True
Dr. Robert True
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is a cancer of the gland lining of the uterus.
It is most commonly treated by a hysterectomy with removal of tubes, ovaries and lymph nodes. Only 20-25% of patients will need chemotherapy or radiation also. In obese women, the male hormones are converted in the fat cells to the strong estrogen estrone. Estrone increases the chances of endometrial cancer by 10x.

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is a cancer of the gland lining of the uterus.
It is most commonly treated by a hysterectomy with removal of tubes, ovaries and lymph nodes. Only 20-25% of patients will need chemotherapy or radiation also. In obese women, the male hormones are converted in the fat cells to the strong estrogen estrone. Estrone increases the chances of endometrial cancer by 10x.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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