Endometrial cancer, a disease that targets women, occurs when cells in the muscle or tissue of the uterus change or rapidly generate. There are various forms and severities of the cancer, and each offer multiple treatment options. Attempting to prevent endometrial cancer is a tricky process, as doctors still don't know how to prevent most cancers. There are steps, however, that you can take to drastically reduce your chance of contracting this disease.
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Find out What Causes Endometrial Cancer
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- Computer with Internet connection
Find out if your everyday behaviors are putting you at risk. Risk factors include smoking, other forms of cancer and poor diet.
Have your hormone levels checked if you're suspicious of a problem. An over-abundance or under-abundance of specific hormones in a woman's body can indicate the possibility of endometrial cancer.
Watch your menstrual cycles. If abnormalities start occurring, see your doctor.
Tell your physician if you've ever used Tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast cancer. This drug is also thought to be a potential cause of endometrial cancer.
Pay close attention to your hormone levels if you are diabetic, as endometrial cancer is much more likely for those dealing with this disorder.
Ask about your family's medical history. Those with cancer in their families are more likely to contract it themselves.
Take Steps to Prevent Endometrial Cancer
Cease the usage of birth control pills or estrogen therapy if you think you are at risk for endometrial cancer. Since these both change hormone levels in the body, they may be a cause for concern.
Control your obesity, smoking habits and poor diet choices.
Consider a preventative hysterectomy if you no longer wish to have children.
Exercise frequently. Daily exercise can cut your risk in half.