Ovarian cancer and Endrometrosis

mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
Is there a link between ovarian cancer and endrometrosis? (I have no idea how to spell that word LOL! Hopefully you ladies will know what I am talking about) I have read where several women with end. also developed ovarian cancer. My sister talked to a couple of nurses who said they had never heard of that. I know I read it from more than one source. Does anyone on here know? Thanks.


  • Hissy_Fitz
    Hissy_Fitz Member Posts: 1,834
    Not me. No endometriosis
    Not me. No endometriosis here.

  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    This question was posted on this board recently. It seems that a number of people here have had endomtriosis, me included. But not everyone here has had it. I have read that endometriosis increases the odds of having ovarian cancer. I actually had some active endometriosis identified during my debulking surgery.
  • mopar
    mopar Member Posts: 1,972 Member
    I posted sometime ago, looking for a connection between endo and OVCA. I will have to look again at my initial surgical reports, but I do believe reference was made to endo for my first OVCA surgery. I'll get back to you.
  • lauripiper
    lauripiper Member Posts: 28
    Yes, they are beginning to believe there is a link between endo and ovarian cancer. That doesn't meant that if you have endo you will get ovarian cancer or that if you don't have endo that you won't get ovarian cancer. But there is a higher percentage of ovarian cancer patients with endometriosis than there is in the general population. If you google endometriosis and ovarian cancer you will find a lot of articles about it. I had severe endoemtriosis diagnosed when I was 27. At the time what research I did said there was no link. I developed ovarian cancer last year, I was 39 at the time. Here is a quote from the ovarian cancer association,

    "there is a mounting body of evidence that supports the idea that women who do develop endometriosis are at a higher risk for eventually experiencing ovarian cancer, especially if the mass developed in one of the ovaries."