Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrial Cancer)
Cancer of the uterus (aka endometrial cancer) occurs most often in women between the ages of 55 and 70 years. It accounts for about 6% of cancers in women. Women at elevated risk for endometrial cancer include those who are obese, who have few or no children, who began menstruating at a young age, who had a late menopause, and women of high socioeconomic status. It is thought that most of these risk factors are related to hormones, especially excess estrogen. It is now recognized that the ratio of certain estrogens to each other is of critical importance in estimating risk. Determining this ratio is important as it can be altered with certain nutritional therapies.