Why Pregnancy And Breastfeeding Can Reduce The Risk Of Uterine Cancer?
, why get pregnant and breastfeed and reduce the risk of uterine cancer?
Hi Mr Hermawan,
Uterine cancer, which is the development of abnormal cells in the uterine wall, is thought to be associated with high estrogen levels in the body and an imbalance in the body's hormones.
Risk factors for uterine cancer include: High levels of body estrogen in women who menstruate early, namely under the age of 12 years who have had their first menstruation, women on estrogen hormone therapy, obesity, with diabetes mellitus (diabetes), women with a history of reproductive organ disorders such as ovarian cysts or thickening of the uterine wall. Have never been pregnant or given birth and breastfeeding.
Estrogen levels spike rapidly in a woman's body during menstruation. Then research on factors that can reduce the risk of cancer such as during pregnancy and breastfeeding is related to the cessation of the ovaries working for egg maturation and the temporary cessation of the menstrual cycle so that it reduces the level of estrogen in a woman's body and temporarily, there is also no temporary spike in the hormone estrogen. During pregnancy, there is a change in the uterine wall cells to become stronger, also during the puerperium there is a shedding of the uterine wall cells and the renewal of new surface cells in the uterus. During exclusive breastfeeding will naturally prevent the maturation of eggs from the ovaries and menstruation does not occur. Also when breastfeeding occurs the maturation of breast gland cells which can reduce the risk of breast cancer. The above is believed to reduce the production of the hormone estrogen in women which then reduces the risk of cancer, both uterine cancer and ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer. Then further research found that women who are more pregnant and give birth and breastfeed longer have a decreased incidence of uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
Prevention of uterine cancer that can be done such as: A healthy lifestyle, namely nutritious natural foods and exercise and adequate rest, Avoid smoking, pollutants, instant food with preservatives, Use of combined hormonal contraceptives or containing progesterone, Pregnancy and breastfeeding with exclusive breastfeeding or a longer period of time.
Consult a gynecologist, if there are complaints such as frequent bleeding outside the menstrual cycle, lower abdominal pain or around the pelvis, pain during sexual intercourse or there is frequent bleeding after sexual intercourse, weight loss and weakness. Bleeding smells pungent. The doctor will recommend examinations such as blood hematology examination, uterine ultrasound, HSG examination, or if there is a lump or thickening a biopsy can be done and the cells are examined under a microscope to determine the type of cell. If the type of malignant cells will be considered based on the degree of severity for hormonal therapy treatment, radiation therapy, chemotherapy to hysterectomy or surgical removal of the uterus. Detecting early and starting treatment sooner will help the success of treatment.
Click the article: Beware of early signs of uterine cancer
Click journal information ; Estrogen levels and cancer incidence. Cancer in the female reproductive organs, the risk decreases in women who are pregnant, giving birth and breastfeeding. Hope it is useful