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Doctor insights on: Chances Of Developing Ovarian Cancer With Ovaries Left After Hysterectomy

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Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...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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On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?

On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?

Not necessarily: There are multiple issues in your question and it would be best for you to discuss your symptoms with the doctor presribing your tamoxifen in conjuction with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Not exactly: Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary .That side or other side. ...Read more

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Chances of developing breast cancer ovarian same time?

Chances of developing breast cancer ovarian same time?

Uncommon: Unless you have a familial form of breast cancer (brca1) ovarian and breast cancer do not usually occur at the same time. Even in brca patients they do not typically occur simultaneously, although that is possible. ...Read more

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Does removing my ovaries reduce my chance of developing breast cancer?

Does removing my ovaries reduce my chance of developing breast cancer?

Ovaries/breast ca: Maybe, this is very controversial. In premenopausal wo=men with breast cancer, some med oncs will suppress the ovaries with monthly shots and prescribe antiestrogen pills. Some of these women choose to have the ovaries removed but there is not much data for it. If y carry the breast cancer gene, removing the ovaries reduces ovarian cancer risk mostly rather than breast cancer risk. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?

Benign serous cystadenoma if the ovary is left intact women over 35 year of age will increased risk of overian cancer?

Excision: Danna, there is no way to know if it's a benign, serous cystadenoma until it is surgically removed and examined by a pathologist. Benign serous cystadenoma is a pathological diagnosis that cannot be made while the ovary is left inside. If the tumor is removed in an intact ovary, and this is the diagnosis, there is no cancer. ...Read more

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My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?

My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?

Probably low.: Unless your grandmother had ovarian cancer at a young age, or had both ovarian and breast cancer, or other close relatives of you and your grandmother have or had ovarian or breast cancer, your risk for ovarian cancer approaches the background statistical risk in your population. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Obesity, type ii diabetes, estrogen without progesterone, family history all put you at risk. Pcos affects the first 3. Birth control pulls and controlling weight can help you decrease risk. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting endometrial cancer after breast cancer?

What are the odds of getting endometrial cancer after breast cancer?

Low, but...: Both of these diseases are common, may be related to estrogen in older women, and if they occur at the same time may warn of a cancer family syndrome though the link isn't classic. Neither causes the other. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing breast cancer after having stage II nshl?

What are the chances of developing breast cancer after having stage II nshl?

Possibly increased: I assume by nshl you mean nodular sclerosing hodgkins lymphoma. Your risk of breast cancer is higher than normal if you received radiation therapy to your mediastinum (chest) as part of treatment. The younger you are and the higher the radiation dose, the higher your risk. Breast MRI is recommended for breast cancer screening in women who have received mediastinal radiation. ...Read more

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Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?

Recent discovery of bleeding cyst/endometrioma. Previous cyst drained from same ovary after hysterectomy +2 yrs. What's probability of surgery?

Try med treatments: Endometriosis (in ovaries or in the pelvic-abdominal cavity) can be very difficult to treat medically and even by surgically removing both ovaries. Draining an endometrioma/bleeding cyst may only provide temporary relief but no cure. Ask your Gyn if medical trials with GnRH drugs, progestins or other medications would be valuable before (or to avoid) returning to the operating room again. ...Read more

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Complications of a collapsed colon with ovarian cancer?

Complications of a collapsed colon with ovarian cancer?

Call surgeon: If ovarian cancer has caused obstruction of the large intestine, common humanity would call for a surgeon to see if he/she can relieve the obstruction by whatever means even if the cancer is uncurable long-term. ...Read more

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Can having ovarian cysts decrease the chance of getting pregnant?

Can having ovarian cysts decrease the chance of getting pregnant?

Sometimes: "ovarian cysts" can sometimes mean pcos - which includes not ovulating normally. Other types of ovarian cysts have very different effects - many do not impact pregnancy at all. At age 48, your chance of pregnancy is very low on your own: you should see an infertility specialist to see about any options you may have. ...Read more

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Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.

Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen?  Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy.  Kept ovaries.  Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.

No: Your BMI is normal. What stage/grade was your uterine cancer? Is there a family history of breast/ovarian cancer? Your surgeon may be able to provide you with information regarding these risks, may be able to order cancer genetics screening tests if indicated, or may be able to refer you to a cancer genetics counselor should you choose to do so. Best Wishes ...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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Ovary (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more