Risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in relation to benign ovarian conditions and ovarian surgery.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer causes & control : CCC, Volume 19, Issue 10, p.1357-64 (2008)


2008, Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell, Adult, Aged, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Confidence Intervals, Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous, Endometriosis, Epidemiology Core Facility, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Ovarian Cysts, Ovarian Neoplasms, Ovariectomy, Ovary, Population Surveillance, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Shared Resources, Washington


Some forms of ovarian neoplasms may be preventable through the removal of precursor lesions. We assessed the risk associated with a prior diagnosis of, and ovarian surgery following, ovarian cysts and endometriosis, with a focus on characterizing risk among tumor subgroups.