In endometriosis the lesions form their own vasculature and compromise organs, arteries, and nerves. It can spread and embed throughout the body. It's difficult to treat as the adhesions resulting from repeated surgeries can cause the same symptoms as the lesions. Treatment often leaves patients with the original level of disability after the 2 year mark.
My question is, for these reasons could one treat and research endometriosis as if it were a form of cancer?
Could the immune system be utilized in treatment as the lesions induce high levels of certain cytokines?
Why or why not?