Uterine cancer on the rise, especially for black women – WRCBtv.com

“There are many risk factors for developing uterine cancer,” said Dr. Joseph Davis, an OB-GYN and medical director of the Cayman Fertility Center in the Caribbean who was not involved in the report. The lining of the uterus is hormonally sensitive, so people with higher-than-normal estrogen are especially at risk, “but there are also social factors that contribute to this increase,” he told NBC News, “like diabetes and obesity that have become more and more common with the introduction of processed foods in our diet.”

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