Uterine Cancer (cont.)
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What causes uterine cancer? Who is at risk for uterine cancer?
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When you get a diagnosis of uterine cancer, it's natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. Doctors usually can't explain why one woman gets uterine cancer and another doesn't.
However, we do know that women with certain risk factors may be more likely than others to develop uterine cancer. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease.
Studies have found the following risk factors for uterine cancer:
Many women who get uterine cancer have none of these risk factors, and many women who have known risk factors don't develop the disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014
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