A 32-year-old member asked:
can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. DAVID AMOS answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer of the ovary: Not possible unless patient had ovarian cancer prior to removal of the ovaries.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020
A Verified Doctor answered
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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.
Answered on Oct 31, 2012
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