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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it. Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal : There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Can having your ovaries removed prevent breast cancer?

Can having your ovaries removed prevent breast cancer?

For High Risk Women: Having your ovaries removed is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers. High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer can you freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy surgery?

If you have ovarian cancer can you freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy surgery?

Not recommended: If you have ovarian cancer, your first priority must be to have the ovaries and all possible cancer cells removed. Attempting to harvest eggs could potentially spread the cancer to other places in the abdomen and cause delays in your cancer treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cysts after you have a uterine ablation?

Can you get ovarian cysts after you have a uterine ablation?

Yes: Ablation can help with abnormal bleeding but doesn't help with ovarian issues like cysts. ...Read more

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If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

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. ...Read more

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How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

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 be left outside the ovary. In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well. ...Read more

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Can you still have keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst if your pregnant?

Can you still have keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst if your pregnant?

Pregnancy/surgery: Emergent surgery for life threatening conditions like acute appendicitis, or acute cholecystitis are considered when a patient is pregnant. It is better for you and the baby to avoid the drugs and recovery associated with surgery until after delivery. Ovarian cysts typically can be managed until after delivery. ...Read more

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How soon after having surgery to remove ovarian cysts can I get pregnant?

How soon after having surgery to remove ovarian cysts can I get pregnant?

Discuss with your do: Discuss with your doctor who knows your situation and diagnosis, extent of surgery, roughly 6 wks is good estimate, every case is different. ...Read more

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Can you get another ovarian cyst after getting one removed?

Can you get another ovarian cyst after getting one removed?

Yes if the ovary: Has not been totally removed or in the other ovary. Low dose birth control pills can prevent the most common type of cysts, the ovulatory cyst. I use a 10mcg estrogen pill loloestrin, esp in my over 40 yo pts. ...Read more

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Having both ovaries removed with complete hysterectomy, will I have a sex drive afterwards? Being removed due to endometriosis

Having both ovaries removed with complete hysterectomy, will I have a sex drive afterwards? Being removed due to endometriosis

Usually sex drive is: Fine. After a hysterectomy about a third of women feel less apprehensive about having sex due to the knowledge that they won't get pregnant. About a third of women may have feeling regarding sexualtiy impacted because of how they deal psychologically with having female organs removed. About a third of women don't have particular issues regarding sex drive one way or the other. ...Read more

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Does your chance of conceiving get lower if you have removed an ovary?

Does your chance of conceiving get lower if you have removed an ovary?

Generally no: The other ovary simply produces the lucky egg every month. Wishing you the best of luck, whatever your wishes are. ...Read more

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Why would you miscarry if you had cervical cancer that had spread to your right ovary and uterus?

Why would you miscarry if you had cervical cancer that had spread to your right ovary and uterus?

Multiple factors: I'm a bit surprised that HealthTap sent this question to a dentist but I do have about 2 years of medical school so I will answer it. The most common cause would be an incompetent cervix that simply cannot hold the fetus in once it reaches the end of the first trimester, the second would be APS or antiphospholipid syndrome, and the third, a bit far fetched, would be paraneoplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you know if ovaries are getting blood supply after hysterectomy (removal of uterus, cervix, tubes, and removal of cysts on each ovary but able to save the ovaries)?

How do you know if ovaries are getting blood supply after hysterectomy (removal of uterus, cervix, tubes, and removal of cysts on each ovary but able to save the ovaries)?

Ovaries have dual: blood flow from both from the uterus and from the ovarian artery which is a branch directly off the aorta. So when you remove tubes and uterus, the ovary still gets flow from its second blood source. I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery and hope your ovaries live a quiet, cyst-free existence from now on. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer is it possible to freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy?

Yes: Conceivably it is possible, assuming the other ovary is normal and has no cancer in it. However, i think most physicians who harvest eggs, are probably uncomfortable treating a patient with cancer in the ovary, and thus may be reluctant to perform the harvest. You should discuss this with your oncologist who should guide you to the right decision. ...Read more

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How soon can you have sex after remove ovary cyst?

How soon can you have sex after remove ovary cyst?

Call your surgeon: The answer will depend upon whether the surgery was a scope or open procedure, thus call your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I go about getting an ovarian cyst removed to become pregnant?

How can I go about getting an ovarian cyst removed to become pregnant?

Depends: If the ovarian cyst is not big, lets say less than 4-5cm then you just need to wait and see if it goes away on its own. If you had a much larger cyst, then you might be a candidate for a laparoscopy (surgery to remove an ovarian cyst). ...Read more

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The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more