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Can endometriosis cause cancer?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 08/06/2021

Unlike cancer, endometriosis involves the growth of benign cells.

It is also not considered a precursor to ovarian or endometrial cancer, as the mutations that cause these cancers appear to be different from those associated with endometriosis.

Studies have not found an increased incidence of these cancers in women with endometriosis, so there is no scientific evidence to claim that endometriosis can be the cause.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.