Peach Ribbon for Uterine Cancer Awareness
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Read the companion piece, Breast Cancer Risk Factors.
While this information is being updated, please keep in mind that estrogen-related factors account for 80% of uterine cancers and that obesity is a big part of the problem. Hereditary factors also play a role. And uterine cancer can strike women of child-bearing age as well as menopausal women.
The primary symptom to watch for is abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge, with or without accompanying vaginal or pelvic pain. Regardless of your age, if you experience such symptoms, see your gynecologist immediately.