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CONTEXT An association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)and endometrial carcinoma was first suggested in 1949, 14 years after the original description of the syndrome. Since then several studies have been published that seem to support this association. The prescription of hormonal treatment to reduce the risk of this complication is supported by the(More)
An association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometrial carcinoma was first suggested in 1949. Since then, several studies have been published that appear to support this association, and it is common practice among gynecologists and physicians to prescribe hormonal treatment to reduce this perceived risk, although there is no consensus as(More)
BACKGROUND Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are assumed to be at increased risk of endometrial cancer (EC), albeit of a more differentiated type with better prognosis than in normal women. This study was designed to test these assumptions, as evidence for them is lacking. METHODS The prevalence of polycystic ovaries (PCO), as a marker of PCOS,(More)
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