publication . Article . 2010

PCOS and cancer risk.

Artur J Jakimiuk; Tadeusz Issat;
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  • Published: 14 Jan 2010 Journal: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica (issn: 0239-8508, eissn: 1897-5631, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Via Medica
Abstract
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects approximately 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age. It is the most common reason of anovulation in infertile women. PCOS is accompanied by such conditions as oligo- or anovulation, hipertestosteronism, lower cell sensitivity to insulin, type II diabetes, hyperlipidemia and obesity. Each of the above-men- tioned conditions is an approved risk factor proved to predispose towards cancer. However, PCOS is also a disease entity which differs in its clinical manifestation. For example not all patients suffer from obesity or hipertestosteronism related symptoms. From the analysis of literature it is possible to draw conclusions...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system diseasesfemale genital diseases and pregnancy complicationsnutritional and metabolic diseases
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publication . Article . 2010

PCOS and cancer risk.

Artur J Jakimiuk; Tadeusz Issat;