Harvard Women's Health Watch
Does endometriosis increase cancer risk?
Ask the doctors Q. I have endometriosis, and I recently heard that it might increase my risk of certain cancers. Is this true? A. Researchers have linked endometriosis, an often painful condition that causes endometrial-like tissue to grow outside the uterus, to a higher risk of two types of ovarian cancer — endometrioid and clear-cell subtypes. That said, even though your risk of these cancers may be higher than that