Different factors cause different types of cancer. Researchers continue to look into what factors cause this type of cancer. Although there is no proven way to completely prevent this disease, you may be able to lower your risk. Talk with your doctor for more information about your personal risk of cancer.
Research has shown that certain factors can lower the risk of uterine cancer:
- Taking birth
control pills, especially over a long period of time
- Considering the risk of uterine cancer before starting HRT,
especially estrogen replacement therapy alone. Using a combination
approach to HRT may help lessen risk.
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- If diabetic, maintaining good disease control such as
regularly monitoring blood
Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle choices, regular exercise is one of the best things women can do to keep the risk of a first-time women's cancer or recurrence as low as it can be. This study adds to other research suggesting that regular exercise reduces breast cancer risk. Regular exercise also helps keep your physical and mental health in top shape. No matter how old you are, it’s never too late or too soon to get moving. And once you do start, keep at it!
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