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is it possible for a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy, to get ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Although its extremely rare, and usually involves an ovarian remnant.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Yes: If you still have ovaries you can get cancer. Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus not the ovaries.
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