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I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Endometrial cancer

Obesity, type ii diabetes, estrogen without progesterone, family history all put you at risk.
Pcos affects the first 3. Birth control pulls and controlling weight can help you decrease risk.

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Obesity, type ii diabetes, estrogen without progesterone, family history all put you at risk.
Pcos affects the first 3. Birth control pulls and controlling weight can help you decrease risk.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Michael Flax
Endometrial cancer in PCOS results from repeated irregular estrogen stimulation to the lining of the uterus. Birth control pills or progestins can prevent the irregular build up
Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It depends

It depends.
Before i answer your question, i need to know following questions. 1. When have you been diagnosed with pcos? 2. How often you have your periods? 3. What is your bmi? 4. Have you been treated for pcos? If you diagnosed early, start regular exercise and loss weight, take ocp to regulate your period, your risk of endometrial cancer will be same as general population.

In brief: It depends

It depends.
Before i answer your question, i need to know following questions. 1. When have you been diagnosed with pcos? 2. How often you have your periods? 3. What is your bmi? 4. Have you been treated for pcos? If you diagnosed early, start regular exercise and loss weight, take ocp to regulate your period, your risk of endometrial cancer will be same as general population.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Michael Traub
As long as you do things to protect yourself now and not let the uterine lining grow out of control your risk of getting cancer should be small.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Risk is higher

Although long term studies looking into risk of endometrial cancer in young adults with pcos are lacking, it is theoritcally possible that chronic unoppsed estrogen stimulation of the uterus can lead to increased risk for development of endometrial cancer. Talk with your doctor.

In brief: Risk is higher

Although long term studies looking into risk of endometrial cancer in young adults with pcos are lacking, it is theoritcally possible that chronic unoppsed estrogen stimulation of the uterus can lead to increased risk for development of endometrial cancer. Talk with your doctor.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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