Q. Can PCOS cause breast cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 18, 2020 and last reviewed on: Feb 20, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 24 years old and I have had PCOS and was on homeopathy for five years. Sonography reports came normal. Now I want to know that if there are any chances of it coming back as sometimes I do feel pain in the left ovary. Also, my grandmother has breast cancer and at times I cough and sneezes a lot. Are there any chances of me getting the same?

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concerns, but you should not worry as there is no reported association between PCOS and breast cancer. Also, you should know that PCOS cannot be cured completely, medications and homeopathy can control only the symptoms and increase the chance of fertility if required.

Advice:

Take oral contraceptive pills (Gynera once daily for 21 days then 7 days off repeat every month), Metformin 500 mg twice after lunch, Spironolactone 50 mg once before sleeping as anti-androgenic.

Please send me a copy of your sonography report as well as any performed lab tests e.g. fasting blood sugar, postprandial glucose level, etc. Send me a photo of the acne or facial hair if still there.

Follow up after two weeks.

Note: If you desire to be pregnant, seek advice some of these medications must be changed.


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