Endometrial Cancer Tied to Obesity
Scientists think the link between endometrial or uterine cancer and obesity may lie in insulin levels gone awry. Treating obesity and insulin resistance could help prevent this cancer.
Hormone Levels and Uterine Cancer
Maybe you've heard about leptin as it relates to weight control. Leptin is a hormone that the body's fat cells produce, and scientists believe it may play a role in cancer. Is this true for uterine (also known as endometrial) cancer?
Powder Puff Cancer Risks
Using talc or other forms of powder to freshen up the genital area is something women have done for years. This practice has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in several studies. But what about powder and uterine cancer risks?
Older Mothers Have Lower Cancer Risks
Women are having babies and growing their families later in life. In terms of one cancer risk, being older is helpful.
Could Uterine and Breast Cancers be Prevented?
The female hormone estrogen can wreak havoc on a woman's body if it it gets out of hand, promoting the development of breast and endometrial (uterine) cancers.
Do Contraceptives Increase Your Cancer Risks?
You're taking the pill, or maybe you've tried one of the injectable contraceptives. Now you hear something about an association between birth control and cancer and you start to freak. No need to.