In order to determine that there is an endometriosis, a differential diagnosis is made, that is to say, by means of different tests other possible alterations or illnesses that may present the same manifestation are ruled out. In the case of endometriosis, in order to confirm that the woman really has this pathology, it is essential to carry out a laparoscopy. By visualising the endometrial implants and analysing the tissue that makes them up by means of a biopsy, cancer or any other pathology can be safely ruled out.
Can I be diagnosed with endometriosis and actually have cancer?
By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/21/2016
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).