Endometriosis Patients are at Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer, Study Confirms
A large study based on the Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII) confirms that endometriosis is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer. Moreover, it further clarifies that this condition is not linked to a greater risk for endometrial cancer.
The study, “Endometriosis and risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers in a large prospective cohort of U.S. nurses,” was published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control.
Many women with endometriosis are asymptomatic and only in more severe cases are these patients subjected to minimally invasive surgery, or laparoscopic surgery, to confirm diagnosis. Because of this, many studies rely on self-reports of the condition and not on fully confirmed diagnoses, which may impact the results obtained.
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