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The exact cause of endometrial cancer, like any other cancer, is unknown. There are certain risk factors however, associated with its development. Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent cancer. The following risk factors increase the risk of endometrial cancer:   Endometrial hyperplasia Estrogen Tamoxifen Obesity, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes Genetic factors The following protective factors decrease the risk of endometrial cancer: Pregnancy and breast-feeding Combination oral contraceptives Physical activity Cigarette smoking Paradox yeah? As a matter of fact, several researches have established that cigarette

​Endometrial cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the endometrium. It is the most common invasive cancer of the female reproductive system. The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. The uterus is part of the female reproductive system. It is a hollow, pear-shaped, muscular organ in the pelvis, where a fetus grows. The uterus has a muscular outer layer called the myometrium and an inner lining called the endometrium. Cancer of the endometrium is different from cancer of the muscle of the

The prostate is a vital gland in the male. It secretes fluid that helps to maintain the vitality of the sperm. Prostate cancer is regarded as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males. It is rare before 50 years but its occurrence increases thereafter. The exact cause of prostate cancer, like other cancers, is unknown. However, some risk factors predispose to it. These include: AGE: The older the male, the higher the risk. FAMILY AND GENETIC FACTORS: This depends on the number of family members/ relatives affected and the age

This is a “do it yourself” (DIY) method of examining the breast, such that you become familiar with your breasts and you can report any changes if they occur. It should be carried out 3 to 5 days after your menses, and you should repeat this every month.  If you detect any changes such as a lump, inverted nipple, or a swelling, it is best not to panic but report to your doctor. Of course, the breasts of a nursing mum may be lumpy. This is normal. The steps are

Breast Cancer – the commonest cancer in women. The number of people dying from breast cancer has been on the rise lately and that calls for a lot of awareness. Hence, I’d like to take you through the causes and of course what can be done to deal with it. The CAUSE of breast cancer, like other cancers, is not known. However, some factors predispose to it. These include:  AGE: It is common from 30 years to 75 years. DIET: High fat intake increases the risk. ALCOHOL: increased alcohol intake

CANCER is a word that many have heard severally, hence are now familiar with. Many also die from one form of it or another. In this post, I will be showing you what causes these cancers. First, let us explore some terms used: There is a term known as NEOPLASIA (or NEOPLASM), which means “new growth”. It is used interchangeably with the word TUMOR. Tumors are classified into BENIGN and MALIGNANT. Benign tumors stay where they originate from and typically do not spread to other sites/ tissues. Malignant tumors destroy

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