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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore ?

If I had uterine cancer before and have a cyst on my ovary should I be scared. I don't have a uterus anymore
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What kind of cyst?: I'm really glad you had a hysterectomy for your uterine cancer and trust that you'll have a good outcome. Most women have a cyst or two in the ovaries and if the radiologist isn't worried, I wouldn't be either. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer even after taking tamoxifen?

Can you get uterine cancer even after taking tamoxifen?

Yes: Tamoxifen is used in the treatment of breast cancer. One of its risks is a 1 percent chance of uterine cancer. You should be checked periodically by a gynecologist and if any vaginal bleeding when on tamoxifen may need a uterine biopsy and likely discontinuing the tamoxifen. Your oncologist should guide you. ...Read more

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Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Mum has uterine cancer at age 50 how serious and can I get it?

Usually very curable: Most uterine cancers are very curable with a hysterectomy plus or minus a course of radiation therapy depending upon the stage of the cancer. You cannot catch it from her. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of odor from uterine cancer?

Hygiene: Clean clean and clean again, good hygiene, frequent change of cloths , bath if incontinent ( foley catheter if needed). ...Read more

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I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

Cancer: Make sure you see a gyn oncologyst. They are really trained, and will tell you exactly what you need. Cervica cancer early stages can be treated with surgery. More advance stages require only radiation as treatment. So make sure you see a specialist dealing only with cancer in the genital area. ...Read more

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I've had uterine cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

I've had uterine cancer when I was younger, am I more likely to get colon polyps?

Maybe: A recent study showed that only 4% of women with uterine ca had a colon polyp at the time of their hysterectomy. Colon ca is even less related to cevical cancer. But several families (lynch syndrome) have hereditary colon polyps, uterine cancer, and breast cancer. See a doc if you have this type of family history. And you still need a colonoscopy at age 50, as we are all at risk as we get older. ...Read more

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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

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