What causes stage 4 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. Stage 4 uterine cancer occurs if the cancer is not treated at an earlier stage. If uterine cancer is treated early, the recovery rate is high and you can prevent the disease from progressing to stage 4.

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