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  Life   Health  16 Mar 2018  Women with chlamydia at high risk of developing ovarian cancer, new study finds

Women with chlamydia at high risk of developing ovarian cancer, new study finds

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 16, 2018, 2:06 pm IST
Updated : Mar 16, 2018, 2:06 pm IST

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study warns ovarian cancer risk high for women who contract chlamydia.

The new study is the first to discover the complications linked to a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), the Daily Mail reported.

 

The team came to their conclusion after examining more than a thousand women from the US and Poland, with the goal of understanding whether treating the STD early could reduce the risk.

"Our data is lending support for there being a role of pelvic inflammatory disease in ovarian cancer and the prime cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, particularly in the US, is chlamydia infection," lead author Britton Trabert, of the National Cancer Institute, is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

Adding, "We are seeing a doubling in ovarian cancer risk with a prior history of pelvic inflammatory disease."

The findings will be presented in April at a conference for the American Association for Cancer Research.

 

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect. Here are some of the symptoms:

*Bloating
* Constipation
* Fatigue
* Cramps

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