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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Estrogen & Weight

Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone.
[14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years.

In brief: Estrogen & Weight

Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone.
[14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No Obesity Take Pill

A healthy lifestyle or birth control pills may be preventative, they don't eliminate the risk of cancer. Uterine cancer is the most common pelvic cancer in usa and has the best prognosis.
Bleeding during menopause should always be reported to your gynecologist. While usually not-cancerous, prolonged or excessive menstruation & bleeding between your periods should be reported and is easily treated.

In brief: No Obesity Take Pill

A healthy lifestyle or birth control pills may be preventative, they don't eliminate the risk of cancer. Uterine cancer is the most common pelvic cancer in usa and has the best prognosis.
Bleeding during menopause should always be reported to your gynecologist. While usually not-cancerous, prolonged or excessive menstruation & bleeding between your periods should be reported and is easily treated.
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stay a normal weight

Endometrial cancer is more common in women with extra weight.
Our fat cells make extra estrogen that stimulates the lining of the uterus. So staying slim helps prevent endometrial cancer. You should also get an early work up if your bleeding is abnormal. We can sometimes treat condictions that lead to cancer.

In brief: Stay a normal weight

Endometrial cancer is more common in women with extra weight.
Our fat cells make extra estrogen that stimulates the lining of the uterus. So staying slim helps prevent endometrial cancer. You should also get an early work up if your bleeding is abnormal. We can sometimes treat condictions that lead to cancer.
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Endometrial cancer is not very common and usually will cause bleeding problems which leads to early diagnosis.
Maintain a normal weight and regular cycles and your risk should be low.

In brief: Yes

Endometrial cancer is not very common and usually will cause bleeding problems which leads to early diagnosis.
Maintain a normal weight and regular cycles and your risk should be low.
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Dr. Raj Syal
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