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Cancer Australia releases the latest evidence on risk factors for endometrial cancer

By 7 October 2019 No Comments

Cancer Australia has released for the first time in Australia new web-based information on endometrial cancer risk factors that provides extensive, up-to-date, evidence-based information on over 30 risk factors for endometrial cancer.

Endometrial Cancer Risk Factors will help us better understand risk associated with personal and lifestyle factors, family history and genetics, reproductive factors, medical history and medications.

Endometrial cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia among women, however it is estimated that 1 in 3 endometrial cancers diagnosed each year could be prevented.

Over one quarter of endometrial cancer cases in Australia are estimated to be associated with overweight or obesity, and around 6% of endometrial cancers are attributable to insufficient physical activity.

Maintaining a healthy body weight is particularly important in reducing risk of endometrial cancer, and engaging in sufficient physical activity and breastfeeding are other protective factors that lower the risk of endometrial cancer.

For more information, visit https://endometrial-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au/risk-factors.