Scientists have explained what caused the surge in the incidence of cervical cancer. As it turned out, the main harmful factor is obesity, affecting hormonal background of women.
Experts cite data: over the past 20 years the number of women with uterine cancer in the UK has doubled. The incidence of the disease has grown by half in most countries of the world.
About two thousand people die from this disease. According to statistics, every third woman with uterine cancer is obesity. This is somewhat higher than the average obesity in developed countries.
Excess weight disrupts the formation of the female hormones that triggers the cascade of reactions that can lead to cancer. A similar mechanism is observed in the development of cancer of the breast, prostate, pancreas and ovaries.