Oncological repercussions of polycystic ovary syndrome.Gynecol Endocrinol. 2010 Oct; 26(10):708-11.GE
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a highly prevalent endocrine disorder that has been associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Evidence has suggested that PCOS may be associated with the appearance of certain types of cancer, particularly endometrial, ovarian and breast cancer. The objective of this review was to collect further evidence of these correlations and to identify their possible mechanisms.