An exploration of newly found risk factors, diagnostic tools, and potential treatments for endometrial cancer

Kamryn Horner


Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common malignant tumor in women in the USA, with cases continuing to rise each year. Several causes diagnostic tools, and potential treatments are being researched as a result. Studies found that significant risk factors may include obesity, use of oral estrogen, diet, and lack of physical activity. All were explored to have a notable correlation with the incidence of endometrial cancer. Diagnostic tools being explored include many different genes as well as TTK. TTK is even being studied as a treatment option. All of these show significant promise in their effectiveness after further research is conducted. 

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