Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12105/15237
History of Endometriosis Is Independently Associated with an Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer
J Pers Med. 2022 Aug 20;12(8):1337.
Background: Endometriosis is a complex gynecologic disorder that has been associated with a higher risk of ovarian cancer. The purpose of this work is to determine to what extent a history of endometriosis is a risk factor for ovarian cancer in a Spanish population. Methods: A retrospective case-control study was conducted using de-identified data from the Spanish National Health System's "Primary Care Clinical Database" and "Hospital Minimum Basic Data Set" for the period 2013-2017. Multiple logistics regression analysis was conducted to determine associations between ovarian cancer and endometriosis controlled by sociodemographic characteristics and comorbidities. Results: Data from 608,980 women were analyzed, with 4505 presenting ovarian cancer. Endometriosis patients were shown to have a 2.66-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer when compared to those who did not have endometriosis by controlling age and other relevant comorbidities. Conclusions: This case-control study based on clinical administrative data has found that a history of endometriosis is independently associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. More research is needed to determine if a history of endometriosis affects survival results in ovarian cancer patients.
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