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Can endometriosis be cancerous?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: The old answer was no. Recent studies have shown an increased risk of a specific type of ovarian cancer in women who have endometriosis. We don't know yet whether this is a cause and effect thing or whether treating the endometriosis decreases your risk. This type of cancer accounts for 10-20% of ovarian cancer and mainly affects women age 60-70.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
No: There are endometrial cancers. Endometriosis is a non cancerous diagnosis, .
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Last updated Mar 17, 2014
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