A 46-year-old member asked:
what happens if i get a hysterectomy if there is a high risk of ovarian cancer in my family?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
57 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, but if you also had the ovaries removed the risk was 1 in 5000.This was found in retroactive study of 25000 females between ages of 50 to 70, in an article published april 2011 in womens health/gynacology.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
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