Hormones cut uterine cancer

USING hormonal contraceptives or having more than one baby may cut the risk of endometrial cancer in women at high risk due to Lynch syndrome, an Australian-­led study has found.

“We found that women with Lynch syndrome having one child are 60% less likely to develop uterine cancer, compared with women not having children,” says Dr Aung Ko Win, a medically qualified epidemiologist at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Melbourne.

Dr Win says the risk is even lower for women having more than one child.