What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer?
A risk factor is any factor that is associated with increasing someone’s chances of developing a certain condition, such as cancer. Some risk factors are modifiable, such as lifestyle or environmental risk factors, and others cannot be modified, such as family history and inherited factors.
The information on this website is based on the evidence on risk factors for endometrial cancer in the Australian context. It was developed to provide women and their health professionals with increased understanding of the factors associated with risk of endometrial cancer.
Recent evidence has shown that healthy lifestyle changes in potentially modifiable risk factors, such as maintaining a healthy body weight and regular physical activity, can reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.
This website provides evidence-based information about more than 30 factors associated with risk for endometrial cancer, understanding risk and what you can do to reduce your risk.
This information aims to help you understand risk associated with personal factors, family history and genetics, reproductive factors, lifestyle, medical history and environmental factors. Icons indicate the strength of the evidence and whether a factor potentially increases or reduces risk.
You can also read the evidence about each factor by clicking on the link provided.