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Can Endometriosis cause cancer

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Endometriosis is not a precancerous condition, although, it does act like a cancer would, though. It may spread around the abdominal cavity, but it do ... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not known: There appears to be a link between endometriosis and ovarian cancer, but the causal relationship is not established. I wouldn't dwell on the link aspe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Two theories.: Endometriosis is most strongly linked to ovarian cancer. One theory for this association is that there are common risk factors for endometriosis and o ... Read More
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Tricky question: Experts don't agree if progression of endometriosis to cancer happens or not. It's tricky to design studies to answer this, and simply finding endomet ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Unlikely: unlikely. reccommend you see your gyn to investigate the cause of pain
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
This link adds more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menstrual-cramps/basics/causes/con-20025447
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not Very Often: Although there is an association between endometriosis and cancer it is not common. Ovarian cancer occurs in about 1-1.5% of all women and seems to be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Endometriosis is known to increase the risk of ovarian cancer from about 1.5 to 2.5% lifetime. In women who have infertility, the risk of ovarian, bre ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Whether intraluminal: Endometriosis representing implants of endometrial tissue on various structures of the peritoneal cavity enlarge with hormone changes causing symptoms ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Although endometriosis can spread locally with implantation throughout the pelvis, it is not a cancer like ovarian cancer which can multiply rapidly a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
See below: Usually ovarian cancer presents with few to no symptoms until advanced stages. Usually patients complain of early satiety (feeling full after only ea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Maybe: That is difficult to predict. Some women with endometriosis have infertility and pelvic pain and other have no problems. Reproductive cancer can for o ... Read More
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