Pelvic inflammatory disease linked to ovarian cancer

Half of the women with PID had an increased risk of ovarian cancer, the study found

Women diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to Australian research.

Ovarian cancer

A population-based cohort study of more than 440,000 women in WA found those diagnosed with PID had a 47% increased risk of developing high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) compared with women with no PID diagnosis.

And the women with a history of breast cancer had a threefold increase in the rate of HGSC compared with women without.

“At least some of the women in our cohort with a personal history of