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How often does endometriosis lead to cancer?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

There have been reports of endometrial cancer arising for endometriosis, but it is quite rare.

In brief: Rare

There have been reports of endometrial cancer arising for endometriosis, but it is quite rare.
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 slightly more common in women with endometriosis. The exact reason is unknown. But in general it cannot be assumed that every cyst which is seen is endometriosis.

In brief: 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 slightly more common in women with endometriosis. The exact reason is unknown. But in general it cannot be assumed that every cyst which is seen is endometriosis.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

But patients with endometriosis have a higher risk of a specific type of cancer called endometrioid ovarian carcinoma.

In brief: Not really

But patients with endometriosis have a higher risk of a specific type of cancer called endometrioid ovarian carcinoma.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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