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Causes and Risk Factors for Uterine Cancer

No one knows the exact cause or causes of uterine cancer, and doctors can seldom explain why one person will get it and another person will not. However, research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop uterine cancer. A risk factor is anything that increases a person's chances of developing a disease.
(Click Cause of Uterine Cancer for more information.)
Specific risk factors for uterine cancer include:

Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

Common uterine cancer symptoms include:
  • Bleeding or discharge not related to menstruation (periods)
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain in the pelvic area.
These possible symptoms of uterine cancer are not sure signs of the disease. Other health problems can also cause these symptoms. People with symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible, because only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.
(Click Uterine Cancer Symptoms for more information about symptoms of uterine cancer.)
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