Endometrial Cancer

What Causes Endometrial Cancer?

In order to deal properly with endometrial cancer we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow endometrial cancer to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind endometrial cancer consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to endometrial cancer.  For example, low melatonin.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
eating during sleep hours
forgetting dreams
disturbed sleep
having low melatonin levels
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of endometrial cancer.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate cancer, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you suffered from Endometrial Cancer (cancer of the uterus)?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Yes but now resolved for over 5 years
→ Yes but now resolved for under 5 years
→ Current problem but containable
→ Current problem and aggressive/spreading
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of endometrial cancer or endometrial cancer, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Low Melatonin Level.  A 1998 study found an extraordinarily strong correlation between melatonin level and endometrial cancer.  Women were selected who appeared that they might have endometrial cancer.  The women who in fact did not have endometrial cancer had an average melatonin level of 33.  The women who had endometrial cancer had an average melatonin level of 6. There was little overlap between groups – by using melatonin levels alone, 94% of the patients could have been correctly categorized.  A 1992 report proposed that decreased melatonin levels could contribute to endometrial cancer.
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