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    Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer - Prevention

    You cannot control some things that put you at risk for endometrial cancer, such as a family history of endometrial or colon cancer.

    But you can make personal choices that lower your risk of endometrial cancer.

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    You have no risk for endometrial cancer if you have had your uterus removed (hysterectomy).

    If you take tamoxifen

    Tamoxifen is a breast cancer treatment that lowers your risk for having breast cancer come back (recur). But taking tamoxifen can raise your risk of getting endometrial cancer.

    If you are taking tamoxifen, keep taking it as directed by your doctor. But be sure to have a pelvic exam each year. The risk of endometrial cancer from tamoxifen is less than the risk of getting breast cancer again.

    If you are worried about endometrial cancer risk, talk with your doctor. You might be able to use another medicine, instead of tamoxifen, to reduce your risk for recurrent breast cancer.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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