Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial Cancer is the genetic mutation in the lining of the uterus called the endometrium resulting in cancer. The abnormal cell growth forms a mass or tumor.

Symptoms include vaginal bleeding after menopause, bleeding between periods, abnormal watery or blood tinged discharge from your vagina, and pelvic pain.

Risk factors include fluctuating hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone causing changes to the lining of the endometrium, irregular ovulation, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), obesity, diabetes, starting period at an early age, no history of pregnancy, and hormone therapy for breast cancer.

Prevention includes reducing risk by talking to your doctor about hormone therapy after menopause, as they can cause various cancers. Birth control pills may reduce cancer risk, managing your weight, and exercise can also reduce risk.

 

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