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ovarian cancer after partial hysterectomy

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be checked: A discharge from the vagina means you need to have swabs done. If you still have your ovaries they can be imaged with an ultrasound. Your symptoms don ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of bo ... Read More
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Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A hysterectomy and even tubal ligation appear to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer significantly. It does not eliminate the risk. Even when taking o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare if no ovaries: The term complete hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus and cervix and not the ovaries. The term "complete hysterectomy" is often misused to im ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you still have ovaries you can get cancer. Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus not the ovaries.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If she had a unilateral oophorectomy, then one ovary was left behind and then yes it is possible. If both were removed (bilateral oophorectomy) then ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Although its extremely rare, and usually involves an ovarian remnant.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be: Based on your cancer history, HRT should be safe but there can be other contraindications so you should discuss it with your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Usually this is only considered if the patient has a known genetic predisposition, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (associated w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Hysterectomy with removal of both ovaries is known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer after hystrectomy alone the risk was found to be 1 in 300, bu ... Read More

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