A 32-year-old member asked:
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can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

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Dr. DAVID AMOS
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
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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It is possible: The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Tissue cell migratio: When ovaries have been removed you may have stray cells inorgans& other parts of body, and it is possible to get cancer usually in peritonium.So it is ... Read More
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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No data to support: No data to support that.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: A yearly check of the ovary at your gynecologist is your best prevention. Ovarian cancer is fairly common and this is worth doing.

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