Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “LIGHT CANDLES“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Uterine Cancer
L – Late Menopause: Starting menopause after age 52 increases the risk.
I – Irregular Periods: A history of irregular menstrual cycles can be a risk.
G – Gravida (Number of Pregnancies): Nulliparity (never being pregnant) is a risk.
H – Hormone Replacement Therapy: Long-term use can increase the risk.
T – Tamoxifen: Used in breast cancer treatment, it can increase the risk.
C – Certain Hereditary Conditions: Such as Lynch syndrome and Cowden syndrome.
A – Age: Being over 50 years old is a risk factor.
N – Never Giving Birth: Nulliparity can be a risk factor.
D – Diabetes: Especially when poorly controlled.
L – Lifestyle Factors: Such as obesity and a high-fat diet.
E – Estrogen Exposure: Prolonged exposure without progesterone can be a risk.
S – Smoking: Smoking is linked to an increased risk.