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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus are outside the uterus, on the ovaries, ligaments, etc.. In the abdomen. So yes you can still have issues with endometriosis after a hysterectomy. Your ovaries, if still in plac, e will continue to make estrogen, and thus continue to stimulate any enomertriosis that is present. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

Yes: You will continue to ovulate even without a uterus. Ovarian cysts are exceedingly common and usually normal. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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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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If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, and early endometriosis will i need to get a hysterectomy?

If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, and early endometriosis will i need to get a hysterectomy?

Not necessarily: It would depend on the size and the locations of the fibroids. Also if you are planning on getting pregnant again. Also, if you have had significant blood loss which is difficult to control, surgery might also be advised. ...Read more

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Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or personal history. ...Read more

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How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

How often do you get bleeding for ovarian cancer?

Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. You should be worked up for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Sometimes.: Always check with your oncologist before starting any hormonal therapy after having endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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After a laparoscapy (both ovaries removed), do I still need to be on tamoxifen?

After a laparoscapy (both ovaries removed), do I still need to be on tamoxifen?

Yes!: Tamoxifen sticks to estrogen receptors on your breast cancer cells, blocking those receptors. It prevents estrogen from turning on the receptors and making cancer cells grow. Having your ovaries removed decreases the estrogen your body makes, but not completely. Believe it or not, your fat cells make estrogen, too! ask your oncologist about which drugs are best for you. ...Read more

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I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?

I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will i be able to have kids? Or will i need fertility treatment?

What did your MD say: After the surgery, your gyn should have discussed fertility issues. Chances of conception are highest in the first six months after endometriosis surgery. If you had fibroids removed, you may need to wait before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant if you get internal radiation for cervical cancer?

Can you still get pregnant if you get internal radiation for cervical cancer?

No most of the time: Cancer of cervix is a dangerous disease, unfortunately, can not get pregnant after by any treatment, in most of the stages. After radiation therapy will become sterile. Oncologists will talk about this. How ever stage o or 1a no radiation given whenradical tracelectomy was done small part of cx remains, is remotely possible to get pregnant and face complications later. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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