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Can endometriosis be cancerous?
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In brief: No
There are endometrial cancers.
Endometriosis is a non cancerous diagnosis, .

In brief: No
There are endometrial cancers.
Endometriosis is a non cancerous diagnosis, .
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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