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What causes stage 2 uterine cancer?

Uterine cancer usually begins in the lining of the uterus. An excess of the hormone estrogen is thought to cause cells in the uterine lining to divide at a high rate, which can lead to uterine cancer. This excess of estrogen can result from environmental or genetic factors, so if a close family member has had uterine cancer, you should watch for symptoms and discuss the disease with your doctor.

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