Womb cancer preventability statistics
Womb cancer (also known as endometrial or uterine cancer) is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK.
Womb cancer incidence
In 2013, 8,784 women were diagnosed with cancer of the endometrium, or womb lining. This type of cancer does not affect men, as they do not have an endometrium.
Womb cancer mortality
In the UK in 2013, 1,557 women died of womb cancer.
Scientists estimate the following proportion of cases of womb cancer could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:
|Lifestyle factor||Increase or decrease risk?||Approximate % preventable|
The evidence also shows that excess fat around the waist is probably a risk factor for womb cancer.