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Does my menstruation cycle affect my risk for uterine cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Every time you menstruate, your body produces estrogen. An excessive amount of estrogen over the years can lead to uterine cancer. Therefore, the more times in your life you menstruate, the lager your risk may be for uterine cancer. If you began having periods at a young age, did not go through menopause until an older age, or have had consistently irregular periods, watch for symptoms of uterine cancer such as abnormal vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain. When you are aware of your symptoms and risk factors you can catch uterine cancer early, when the recovery rate is very high.

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