Uterine cancer or Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the uterus (womb). The uterus is the organ that produces menstruation and pregnancy. In the United States, endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, there are about 60,000 cases of new-onset uterine cancer, and 10, 000 patients die of uterine cancer every year. Uterine cancer is more common in postmenopausal (menopause) women, the peak age of onset is 50 to 60 years old.
You may develop Endometrial cancer signs and symptoms, including:
Vaginal bleeding: After menopause, vaginal persistent or irregular bleeding; For un-menopausal women, symptoms includ excessive menstruation or irregular bleeding that occurs during periods.
Vaginal discharge: A few patients with increased watery or pink discharge from vagina in the early stages of the disease. In late stage, vaginal secretions may become dark and stink.
Pelvic, waist or legs pain: Pelvic,waist or legs pain often occurs in terminal uterine cancer.
There is a lump in your pelvic area.
Patients urinate more frequently than usual
Loss of appetite, fatigue, weak and
Doctors and scientists do not know exactly what causes endometrial (Uterine) cancer, but some factors are associated with endometrial cancer. the endometrial cancer risks include:
Impurity sexual life: Women who had multiple male partners, she had a significant increase in the risk of uterine cancer.
Over 50 years of age: The incidence of endometrial (Uterine) cancer increases as you age, endometrial (Uterine) cancer occurs most often in women aged 50 years and over.
Venereal Disease (VD): Women with venereal disease have a higher risk of uterine cancer than women who do not have venereal disease.
Cervical inflammation: If a woman has suffered from uterine neck injury, cervical erosion or cervical inflammation for a long time, which may increase the risk of uterine cancer.
Smoking: Smoking increases the chances of developing uterine cancer.
Overweight or Obesity: Women with overweight or obesity have an increased risk of developing uterine cancer.
Earlier menarche or late menopause: The women with earlier menarche (before the age of 12) or late menopause (after the age of 55) had higher risks of uterine cancer.
Woman who has never had a baby.
Female hormonal disorder: Such as taking Estrogen replacement therapy after menopause
Maintain a healthy weight.
Don't drink and smoke.
Eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat.
Avoid unclean sexual life and sexual partner too much
Attention should be payed to the treatment of vaginal bleeding, menstrual disorders and other gynecological diseases.
Breast-feeding: Because Breast-feeding can decreases ovulation and estrogen activity, which can decrease the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer in women, and the longer the time of women’s breast-feeding is, the smaller the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer in them will be in the future.
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