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Is endometriosis related to ovarian cancer? Is there any link between them?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Not really.
This is from presence and proliferation of the endometrium cells outside of the uterus.
They can even deposit on the ovary. Complications, like adhesions, pelvic cysts, and chocolate cysts of the ovary occur. Use of oral contraceptives can lower the risk of this as well as that of ovarian cancer, but aside from this, no connection between this and ovarian cancer is known.

In brief: Not really.
This is from presence and proliferation of the endometrium cells outside of the uterus.
They can even deposit on the ovary. Complications, like adhesions, pelvic cysts, and chocolate cysts of the ovary occur. Use of oral contraceptives can lower the risk of this as well as that of ovarian cancer, but aside from this, no connection between this and ovarian cancer is known.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Although endometriosis can spread locally with implantation throughout the pelvis, it is not a cancer like ovarian cancer which can multiply rapidly and spread not only in the pelvis but to adjacent structures and ultimately throughout the body.

In brief: No
Although endometriosis can spread locally with implantation throughout the pelvis, it is not a cancer like ovarian cancer which can multiply rapidly and spread not only in the pelvis but to adjacent structures and ultimately throughout the body.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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