According to revealed by the National Cancer Institute of the United States (NHI), the overweight increases up to 40% the risk of gynecological cancer (cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina and vulva).
The woman with marked overweight is usually a source of extra load estrogen; cholesterol intake has on the body by fat tissue. This brings with it many metabolic problems that lead to cancer in tissues and organs that contain estrogenic hormone receptors (such as the breast, cervix, and vagina) and other organs such as the intestine.
For this reason it is important that the patient lose weight, but this does not mean necessarily solve the problems which have already been exposed during their overweight or obese.
Therefore, it is critical to identify those individuals at high risk for counseling and primary prevention of obesity-associated diseases. Currently, there are simple and accessible methods of screening that help early detection and timely treatment.