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Uterine Cancer - Causes and Risk Factors

While the causes of uterine cancer are unknown, a high level of oestrogen has been found to play a role in its development. Other risk factors include:

  • Starting menstruation early – before the age of 12
  • Late menopause
  • Never having been pregnant
  • Older age
  • Obesity
  • Irregular and infrequent periods – less than 4 periods in a year
  • Oestrogen-only replacement therapy (ERT)
  • Endocrine therapy drug called Tamoxifen for breast cancer
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Family history of breast, uterine, ovarian or colon cancer

Uterine Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Uterine Cancer - Post-surgery care

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