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Reducing Your Risk of Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

Some things that reduce the risk of uterine cancer are:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Not smoking
  • Staying at a healthy weight
  • Breastfeeding

Some birth control methods may also lower the risk.

REFERENCES:

Endometrial cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometrial-Cancer. Updated February 2019. Accessed February 26, 2020.

Endometrial cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:https://www.dynamed.com/condition/endometrial-cancer. Updated October 21, 2019. Accessed February 26, 2020.

Endometrial cancer. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/gynecologic-tumors/endometrial-cancer. Updated February 2019. Accessed February 26, 2020.

Renaud MC, Le T, et al. Epidemiology and investigations for suspected endometrial cancer. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2018 Sep;40(9):e703.

Last reviewed November 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot M. Levine, MD, FACOG  Last Updated: 2/26/2020