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Can pregnancy affect my risk for uterine cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Statistically, having been pregnant reduces your risk for uterine cancer. When you are pregnant, your body produces the hormone progesterone. This hormone balances out estrogen levels. Because high estrogen levels can lead to uterine cancer, some doctors think that the progesterone produced during pregnancy lowers the risk for uterine cancer.

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