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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

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