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can endometriosis turn into cancer

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Dr. Ew Moffitt
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It : It is possible to have something called endometriod cancer but it is extremely rare. It is so rare that once endometriosis is diagnosed by surgery, i ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: Any tissue or cell can turn in to a cancer including endometriosis. However, that is very rare.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 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
26 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 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
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: There have been reports of endometrial cancer arising for endometriosis, but it is quite rare.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really : But patients with endometriosis have a higher risk of a specific type of cancer called endometrioid ovarian carcinoma.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
10 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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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 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 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
20 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
19 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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 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 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometriosis: No. Endometriosis is the abnormal presence of endometrium (see microscopy picture) outside of the inner uterine cavity. The tissue deposits on the ov ... Read More
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