A 33-year-old member asked:
if you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but not always. Ovarian cancer can also arise from the epithelial lining of the peritoneum(sometimes called primary peritoneal carcinoma) which behaves just like ovarian cancer and is treated the same way as primary ovarian cancer.
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
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