Bariatric surgery reduce uterine melanoma

lose weightObesity as a risk reason for endometrial cancer

The obesity is a disease that affects health for different reasons, whether it is a risk factor for endometrial cancer. Because of this, an investigation was conducted which revealed that bariatric surgery can reduce cervical cancer in a high percentage.


Recently, the magazine Gynecologic Oncology published a very interesting research that shows that bariatric surgery performed in women with severe obesity can reduce endometrial cancer by 71%.  Even if they maintain normal weight over time this percentage increases to 81%.

According to some data are known, there is a relationship between obesity and uterine cancer. Therefore, it is an alternative treatment for those suffering from obesity and also has risk of uterine cancer.

The obesity is a disease in itself, but which itself may be a risk factor linked to the occurrence of other diseases. The best known are cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases, but there are other conditions, such as endometrial cancer.

Thanks to several studies, the relationship between increased analyzed body mass index and the risk of endometrial cancer. Women with a BMI of 40 would have up to 8-fold increased risk of endometrial cancer compared women with a BMI of 25. Even you think that this risk may increase as BMI increases.

Obesity is associated with endometrial cancer, as the excess fatty tissue increases levels of estrogens, which are hormones which are associated with the development of tumor and metastasis. Moreover, obesity causes chronic inflammation that increases insulin resistance and thereby further increases the levels of estrogens.


It is important to know that the highest percentage of endometrial cancer is estrogen-dependent, and obese women tend to have higher concentrations of estrogens are synthesized from adipose tissue.

It is important that women with a high BMI are aware of the risks that this may cause, even if it is not as well known as risk itself are hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia or diabetes.

This is great news for women who are obese and also have chances of getting cancer of the uterus, and that bariatric surgery is a determinant to prevent and avoid in a large percentage solution.

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