endometrial cancer

  1. Endometrial cancer’s first warning sign

    IMPORTANT: Ladies, have you noticed this FIRST sign of cancer?

    It’s one of the TOP 10 cancers in the nation, striking more people than leukemia or pancreatic cancer.

    More than 63,000 older women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year, and nearly 1,000 women die every month from this disease.

    Yet it gets almost NO attention from the mainstream!

    It’s time to change that, as the latest science reveals what could be the FIRST and BEST warning sign of this cancer.

    And if you learn to recognize this sign and take swift action, you can catch the cancer early and get the life-saving treatment you need in a hurry.

    What is it? Bleeding “down there.”

    Yes, you probably thought that you’d be done with that part of the business after you hit a certain age.

    But many women end up facing new kinds of bleeding in the years later, even into their 60s and 70s.

    NEVER ignore it.

    It’s always a sign of something that needs attention, and the new study confirms that it could be the most common warning sign of endometrial cancer. More than 90 percent of women with the disease report having some degree of post-menopausal bleeding BEFORE they were diagnosed.

    If you have any sign of vaginal bleeding, don’t panic. It’s not a guarantee that you have cancer.

    Odds are, you don’t.

    But close to 1 in 10 women with bleeding do have this disease, and many others don’t even show signs or symptoms yet -- making it the single biggest risk factor for endometrial cancer.

    More importantly, the new study finds that it almost always happens very, very early – right when the cancer is at its most treatable stage.

    Yet not all women with bleeding get screened early enough. Some are nervous about seeing a doctor… while others think they can “wait and see” if it comes back or gets worse.

    It might not… but why risk it?

    That might’ve been your first, best, and maybe even ONLY shot at getting attention when you needed it most!

    Even if it’s not cancer, it could be something your doctor needs to treat, including polyps, fibroids, or infection. It could also be a warning sign of an infection – one that might get worse without treatment.

    I know it’s never comfortable asking for help with a problem “down there.”

    But as Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy says in my brand-new video series Beyond Chemo, “You have to get in front of the cancer immediately.”

    Because in this case, your comfort and quality of life are both on the line. And if you wait too long, something else could be at stake: Your life.

    Get on the phone. Make that appointment. Get help.

    And to find out even MORE about how catching cancer early can stack the cards in your favor, make sure to tune in to episode 5 of Beyond Chemo.

    You can catch up on the rest of the series – or watch it all again -- right here.

  2. Endometrial cancer linked to weight gain

    How to prevent a killer cancer

    Ladies, there's a killer cancer out there that strikes more than 1,000 American women every week.

    But odds are, you've never spent so much as a moment thinking about this deadly disease -- because, unlike breast cancer, it gets ZERO attention from the media.

    It's time to change that.

    Endometrial cancer may not be the focus of any major awareness campaigns, but it should be. It's one of the top four cancers in women -- behind cancers of the breast, lungs and colon -- and it kills one in five of the women who get it.

    But it doesn't have to be that way.

    New research reveals the key to making sure you NEVER have to fight a battle with this devastating disease.

    It's one small change you can make this week that will practically guarantee you're not among the 1,000 women who will learn they have endometrial cancer next week.

    Ready for the best part?

    This one change won't cost you a penny!

    Odds are, it was something you were planning to do anyway but have been putting off for far too long -- and I'm sure you've figured out by now what it is.

    Lose some weight.

    That's the secret, plain and simple. Drop a few pounds, and the risk of this deadly disease will drop right along with it.

    If you're obese, you're already facing a higher risk. Sixty percent of all cases of endometrial cancer are linked to obesity.

    But lose those extra pounds, and your risk will plunge by 56 percent.

    Not obese, but still need to trim a little fat? You'll get a pretty hefty benefit, too: Weight loss will slash your risk of the disease by nearly 30 percent.

    I know it might seem like a tall order, especially if you've let yourself go over the years.

    But the study finds it doesn't take much. Losing just 5 percent of your body weight will do the trick.

    If you're at the 200-pound mark, that's a loss of just 10 pounds... or what you can drop on two months of modest dieting.

    And if you can keep the weight off, after three years your risk of this cancer will drop to the same as that of women who were never obese.

    I can't emphasize how important this is -- because that extra weight isn't just a risk factor for getting the disease.

    It could also increase your chances of dying from it.

    While the death rates of many cancers are dropping, endometrial cancer is headed in the wrong direction. Deaths are up a stunning 25 percent over five years.

    Don't wait until it's too late. Get started now -- and in just two months, your risk of this disease will plunge.

    For one-on-one help, make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in the San Diego area.

    Not in Southern California? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

  3. Sugary drinks can boost endometrial cancer risk

    Soda can boost the risk of endometrial cancer by as much as 80 percent, according to new research.
  4. Get moving: Ways to prevent cancer

    Women who move daily and keep a healthy BMI have a lower risk of endometrial cancer.
  5. Obesity is the number two cause of cancer

    Obesity is a major cause of cancer, second only to smoking.
  6. Lose weight, lower your cancer risk

    For women, new research shows that obesity is a risk factor for endometrial cancer, which occurs in the innermost lining of the uterus.

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