Causes and Symptoms of Uterine Cancer


Estrogen hormone is one of the most important causes of uterine cancer. High levels of estrogen cause uterine cancer. Nobody knows the exact uterine cancer causes. Uterine cancer is not contagious and no one catch uterine cancer or uterine cancer symptoms from another person. Estrogen supplements which are used to treat symptoms of menopause generally cause uterine cancer symptoms.

uterine cancer symptms

Estrogen is usually given in combination with progestin which neutralizes the effects of estrogen. Obesity or overweight(weight gain) is another cause of uterine cancer because fatty tissues in women produces large amount of estrogen. Other causes of uterine cancer include:

  • Age: uterine cancer occurs in women over age 50.
  • Endometrial hyperplasia: Women having endometrial hyperplasia are at increased risk of uterine cancer.
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): hormone replacement therapy controls the symptoms of menopause which prevent osteoporosis to develop as well as a protection against heart disease or stroke.
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Use of drug tamoxifen
  • Race
  • Colorectal cancer

Other risk factors for uterine cancer that can cause uterine cancer symptoms include how long a woman takes estrogen. Women with the risk of uterine cancer should consult doctor to ask any signs and symptoms of uterine cancer.

Uterine cancer symptoms

A woman should seek doctor if the following uterine cancer symptoms appear.

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Painful urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain in pelvic area

The above symptoms of uterine cancer are caused by cancer but only doctor can make sure to give confirmation about uterine cancer.


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