Development of uterine cancer is not due to one cause, several factors are suspected in its occurrence. Some risk factors such as age, menopause is impossible to change, others can be successfully prevented. The following preventive measure can help you reduce your risk of uterine cancer:
Stop smoking – in addition to uterine cancer, cigarette smoke can also increase the risk of the following cancer:
- kidney cancer
- bladder cancer
- lung cancer
- colon and rectum cancers
- cervical cancer
- esophageal cancer
- laryngeal cancer
- oral cavity / throat cancers
- pancreas cancer
- stomach cancer
- and more.
Adopting a healthy diet – there is an increased risk of uterine cancer linked to consumption of saturated fat, especially animal fats and fried foods. In the other hand, a high intake of fruits, cruciferous vegetables and cereals (especially those that are high in beta-carotene) helps reduce the risk of many cancers, including uterine cancer.
Exercise regularly – many studies have shown that regular physical activities such as fast walking and activities performed as recreation reduce the risk of several types of cancer including uterine cancer after menopause.
Maintain a healthy weight – many studies have shown that being overweight plays a role in the development of all cancers. A Dutch epidemiological research that followed 25 000 women aged 40 to 65 years over 13 years found that overweight in postmenopausal women was one of the two main risk factors for uterine cancer and endometrial hyperplasia.
Limit intake of estrogen – if you are obligated to take hormone therapy for menopause symptoms, it is recommended that the medication contains progesterone to counteract the negative effect of estrogen.
Limit your alcohol intake – moderate alcohol consumption poses no risk of cancer; heavy consumption, in the other hand, is a major causative factor.