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Womb cancer rates highest for over three decades

Published on 26/07/2010
Private medical cover may prove useful for the 7,530 women in the UK who develop womb cancer each year.

That is the current rate of diagnosis of the disease according to new figures from Cancer Research UK – the highest it has been for over 30 years.
It equates to more than 19 women in every 100,000 developing womb cancer, compared to just 13 in every 100,000 in 1975.
Contributing to this is a growing obesity problem among women and a tendency to have fewer children, say experts.

Sara Hiom, Cancer Research UK's director of health information, said: "These figures show that we're still seeing a year on year rise in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer and more needs to be done to tackle this.

"Women can reduce their risk of developing the disease by keeping a healthy weight and taking regular exercise."

A recent study found that women who are obese during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2010


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