Although all cases of endometrial cancer cannot be prevented, there are certain things a woman can do that may lower her risk of developing endometrial cancer.
- Report any irregular bleeding or bleeding after menopause.
- See a physician to assess your risk of endometrial cancer, especially if you are taking tamoxifen or have a family history of endometrial or colon cancer.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Talk to a physician about ways to regulate your menstrual periods. Birth control pills and other hormonal methods of birth control can help regulate menstrual periods and can reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.
Take the time to discuss risks with your healthcare provider, who can best advise you on the screening exams and risk-reduction strategies that are right for you.
Last reviewed on 10/13/09
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