Inconclusive: The evidence is too limited to determine the likelihood of an association with increased or decreased risk of endometrial cancer.

There is no conclusive evidence that stress is associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer. Only one study has been identified to date.

Stress is the mental or emotional strain that results from difficult circumstances. Life changes such as illness, bereavement, breakdown in a relationship or loss of a job can cause stress.

Stress might affect processes in the body, such as the immune system. It can also lead to lifestyle changes, which could affect the risk of certain types of cancer.