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Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Cancer of the ovary: Not possible unless patient had ovarian cancer prior to removal of the ovaries.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Unlikely: If both ovaries were removed, it is very unlikely. There are rare conditions during fetal development where remnants of the ovary can be found in other areas, but this is exceedingly rare.

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