Reducing Your Risk of Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
by Debra Wood, RN
A risk factor is something that increases your chances of developing cancer. Some risk factors cannot be modified such as your age or genes. Others may be reduced or avoided.
Other steps that may reduce the risk include:
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Endometrial cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometrial-Cancer. Updated June 2016. Accessed December 6, 2017.
Endometrial cancer prevention. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/uterine/patient/endometrial-prevention-pdq#section/_12. Updated April 7, 2017. Accessed December 6, 2017.
Last reviewed December 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 12/6/2017
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