Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) happens when a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. PCOS causes cysts (fluid-filled sacs) to grow on the ovaries.
In addition, risk of ovarian cancer has been shown to increase 2-3x in women with PCOS.
Ovarian cancer is a group of diseases that originates in the ovaries, or in the related areas of the fallopian tubes and the peritoneum.