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Uterine CancerRisk Factors

What Are the Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer?

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Age is a risk factor


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Diabetes and endometrial cancer


Tamoxifen.
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Hormones, the drug tamoxifen, and cancer


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Obesity increases endometrial cancer risk


Menstrual cycle calendar and menstruation supplies.
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More lifetime menstrual cycles increases risk


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Women who have been pregnant have lower risk


Hormone replacement therapy.
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Estrogen therapy can raise your risk


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Family history’s impact on endometrial cancer


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Other conditions linked to endometrial cancer


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Next steps: Reduce your risk of endometrial cancer


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.