Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk of getting Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Ovarian Cancer, Peritoneal Cancer, Vaginal Cancer are:

Risk Factors For Cervical Cancer

  • Sexually transmitted infections can risk your risk of HPV.
  • Smoking can cause or develop cervical cancer.
  • Intercourse at an early age can increase the chances of HPV.
  • Women with a suppressed immune system are at a higher risk.
  • Taking vital medicines during pregnancy can increase the risk of the child being diagnosed with a specific type of cancer.
  • More number of your sexual partners and partner’s number of sexual partners can increase your chance of acquiring HPV.

Risk Factors Of Endometrial Cancer

  • Family history of cancer
  • Changes in sex hormone levels
  • Having certain genetic conditions can raise the risk.
  • Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause.
  • Practising tamoxifen to prevent or treat breast cancer.
  • Obesity.
  • Metabolic syndrome can prove to be dangerous.

The vulnerability of endometrial tissue to estrogen made by the body

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Risk Factors

  • Age- Pregnant women who are younger than 20 or older than 35 are more exposed to GTD. The risk increases as they grow older.
  • Previous molar pregnancy.- Molar pregnancy in the past might raise the risk of developing another GTD.
  • Nutrition/diet. Low levels of carotene and vitamin A in a person’s diet have a higher risk of molar pregnancy according to a study.
  • Family history of molar pregnancy. There have been limited cases of women in the same family having one or more molar pregnancies.

Risk Factors For Ovarian Cancer

  • Undergoing hormone replacement therapy can increase your chances of ovarian cancer.
  • A family history of breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer
  • Having Lynch Syndrome.
  • Obesity
  • Old age
  • Endometriosis

Having children later or never having a full-term pregnancy

Risk Factors For Peritoneal Cancer

  • Age: Older people are more vulnerable to this type of cancer.
  • Genetics: A family history of ovarian or peritoneal cancer or Lynch syndrome
  • puts you at an increased risk.
  • Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy after menopause slightly raises your risk.
  • Weight and height: Obesity or being overweight increases your risk.


Risk factors for Vaginal Cancer

  • Women who’ve had a hysterectomy, whether it was for a benign or malignant mass have a high risk.
  • Smoking doubles the risk of vaginal cancer.
  • Women aged more than 60 are vulnerable to vaginal cancer.
  • Being diagnosed with HIV
  • Early vulnerability to HPV through sexual activity