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Breaking Endometriosis Information: It Increases Cancer Risk

The BBC reported that women suffering from endometriosis are more likely to develop ovarian, kidney and thyroid cancers:

Dr Anna-Sofia Melin and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, looked at data on 63,630 women with endometriosis.

They identified 3,822 cases of cancer among these women – which is no more than the general population.

However, certain tumour types, including ovary and brain, were far more common with endometriosis.

Dr Melin said various theories for the link between endometriosis and cancer had been put forward.

Endometriosis is not really uncommon. It is estimated that about 90 million women suffer from the condition. I had an acquaintance that suffers from endometriosis. Since there are currently no cure for endometriosis, doctors usually subscribe to her a cocktail of painkillers to ease the pain.