Strive for a healthy body
weight. The body's fat cells make estrogen. For
more information on controlling your weight, see the topic
Breast-feed if you are
able. This decreases ovulation and estrogen activity.
Get treatment for abnormal or unexpected bleeding. (Endometrial hyperplasia, which may develop into endometrial cancer, is one cause of
abnormal bleeding.) Heavy menstrual periods, bleeding between periods, and
bleeding after menopause are symptoms of hyperplasia.
regularly. It may help control your weight and may reduce
Eat a diet that is low in animal fats and high in fruits and vegetables.
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.
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