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This seems particularly important for cancers of the prostate, colon and rectum in men and for cancers of the breast, ovary, corpus uteri and thyroid in women.
Although we found more MHC II+ cells in the first region of the cornu uteri in estrus and in the first region of the corpus uteri in diestrus, no statistically significant difference in the number of positive cells was found between estrus and diestrus in the endometrium or outside the endometrium (Table 2).
In a commentary on the figures, Dr Louise Hanna, of the Cancer National Specialist Advisory Group, said: "The major risk factor for cancer of the corpus uteri is unopposed oestrogen, which is associated with obesity and, because of this, cancer of the corpus uteri is more common in developed countries.