Link Between PCOS and Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer, say researchers reporting a single-center case-control study.
A diagnosis of PCOS was associated with a 1.9-fold higher risk of pancreatic cancer after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity, estrogen level, and diabetes.
This is the second study to find such an association.
@kamal The investigators acknowledge that they did "not observe statistically significant interactions" and comment that "prospective studies are needed to examine underlying biologic mechanisms and confirm our findings."