A 43-year-old member asked:
can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy and oopharectomy have ovarian cancer?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Douglas Lawson answered
28 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 no. However, there is a cancer that behaves and is treated like ovarian cancer called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Women who carry the brac gene for breast and ovarian cancer have higher rates of this cancer too.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
Yes: Cancer can develop from the remnants of the ovary cells within the peritoneum.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
49 years experience Pathology
No: If both ovaries were removed, before there was any cancer in the ovaries, then the woman will not develop ovarian cancer.
Answered on Apr 11, 2012
Yes: Yes she could develop ovarian cancer in the sence that the remnants of / or precursors of ovarian cells within the peritoneum can undergo malignant degeneration even in the abscence of both ovaries. This is called peritoneal carcinoma, and it is treated as ovarian cancer.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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