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Prevention of Uterine Cancer

Oral Contraceptive Use
The use of combination oral contraceptives by premenopausal women is associated with a decreased risk of developing uterine cancer, ranging from a 50 percent decrease after 4 years of use to a 72 percent decrease after 12 or more years of use.
Diet and Lifestyle
Women who maintain diets that are low in saturated fats, high in fruits and vegetables, and rich in soy products may reduce their risk of developing uterine cancer. Women who exercise regularly may also reduce their risk of developing uterine cancer.
Women who breastfeed their children may reduce their risk of developing uterine cancer.

Final Thoughts

Although some risk factors for uterine cancer can be avoided, it is important to keep in mind that avoiding risk factors does not guarantee that you will not get uterine cancer. Some women are more sensitive to risk factors that can cause uterine cancer. Women should talk to their doctor about methods of uterine cancer prevention that might be effective for them.
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