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Doctor insights on: If Anybody Have Her Uterus Removed Is There Still A Risk Of The Ovarian Cancer

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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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I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes: Some times, hysterectomy ( surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries ) if there is an indication. So, hysterectomy alone doesn't increase or decrease risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cervical pre-cancer?My mom just diagnosed with stage 5 of 6 but is still pre-cancerous. She might have to have a hysterectomy

What are the stages of cervical pre-cancer?My mom just diagnosed with stage 5 of 6 but is still pre-cancerous. She might have to have a hysterectomy

Pap smears: The two common classifications of precancerous lesions of the cervix are the bethesda system, which classifies lesions as low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (lsil), or high-grade (hsil). Of these the hsil is the important one. The other system is the cin system with cin 1 (mild dysplasia), cin 2 (moderate), cin 3 (severe dysplasia) and ultimately cis (carcinoma in situ). ...Read more

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Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?

Removing benign serous cystadenoma any possibility of it returning and is there a chance that cancer could accur if the ovary is left intact?

Serous cystadenoma: Is not cancer, but, if the cyst ruptured, it can spread in the peritoneum like a cancer! this is not a matter for self diagnosis or 400 character consultation. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

5%: Women with a personal history of breast cancer have a 3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association is even higher in women with a brca mutation, who may have a15-45% risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can I get a hysterectomy because there is a high risk of ovarian cancer in my family?

Can I get a hysterectomy because there is a high risk of ovarian cancer in my family?

Sometimes: Usually this is only considered if the patient has a known genetic predisposition, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (associated with brca1 and brca2). Talk to your doctor to see if your family history meets the criteria for testing for an inherited cancer syndrome. Note that these syndromes only make up a small fraction of the cancer diagnosed here. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of colon cancer if you have a 1.5cm polyp?

What is the likelihood of colon cancer if you have a 1.5cm polyp?

Biopsy result.: If this is all you have in your colon on your colonoscopy, you then need to have it biopsied to determine if it is cancerous or prrecancerous. This can also tell the extent of spread of cancer if it is present. Usually a solitary polyp like this is unlikely to be cancerous, but you don't know unless a biopsy is done so see your doctor and get that biopsy result if not done already. ...Read more

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My uterine has thickened after menopause and some minor spotting. Doctor has done a biopsy. What are the chances it is cancer?

My uterine has thickened after menopause and some minor spotting. Doctor has done a biopsy. What are the chances it is cancer?

Postmenopausal bleed: Post menopausal bleeding can lead to cancer in 10% of cases. You have to wait for the biopsy results to get a final answer. My advise is not to get anxious until you get final results. Even when it comes to the worse nowadays in most cases when it is detected on time there is treatment for this. F/u with your gyn provider as recommended. ...Read more

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What s te risk of cancer if my dr saw a 6*6mm intrauterine polyp. Ovaries are normal. Age is 56 yrs. If cancerous will it simply go if uterus taken.

What s te risk of cancer if my dr saw a 6*6mm intrauterine polyp. Ovaries are normal. Age is 56 yrs. If cancerous will it simply go if uterus taken.

Low risk: While it could b something worrisome you are a bit young to develop uterine cancer. Additionally, mathis can b biopsied in the office with an endocervical curettage to more specifically define it. A small polyp noticed on ultrasound can either be sampled or observed based upon your risk factors and your gyn's clinical suspicion. Sounds fairly benign but don't ignore it. Check with md. ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosis with colon cancer, has all of the colon removed. What is the possibility that he will or will not have to have chemo/radiation?

My dad was diagnosis with colon cancer, has all of the colon removed. What is the possibility that he will or will not have to have chemo/radiation?

Stage matters.: Chemotherapy is commonly employed if the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes, which are sampled at the time of surgery. Radiation is rarely used for colon cancer but sometimes is used when the tumor invades other structures or is incompletely removed. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of getting pregnant if your cervix has been removed?

Is there a chance of getting pregnant if your cervix has been removed?

Yes: If you still have your uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries and they are working normally it would be possible for you to conceive. The risk however, is that without a cervix, or only a small portion, you might not be able to carry the pregnancy past 18-20 weeks due to what's called cervical incompetence. If you are considering pregnancy, you should talk to your ob/gyn about it first. ...Read more

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Friend says she has a 90% chance of developing stomach cancer so she's having it completely removed? Is this plausible

Friend says she has a 90% chance of developing stomach cancer so she's having it completely removed? Is this plausible

It is plausible.: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer is an inherited disorder with a specific germline mutation that can be identified by testing. If she has this, her risk is >80% of developing advanced gastric cancer. She is also at a high risk of developing a type of breast cancer and should bereferred to a high risk breast cancer clinic for enhanced screening. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

Maybe: There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes). However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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If I have endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine prolapse is there any possibility that i could have children again? Is the only treatment hysterectomy?

If I have endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine prolapse is there any possibility that i could have children again? Is the only treatment hysterectomy?

Depends. : Most women can still have children with fibroids or endometriosis. Their are times when a woman cannot get pregnant or may have trouble carrying a pregnancy because of these problems. Their is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Prolapse can be treated when you are finished having kids. In severe cases it could be treated before having another child. You would need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility of me having ovarian cancer if grandma had it?

Is there a possibility of me having ovarian cancer if grandma had it?

Possible: It is possible for a woman to have ovarian cancer, with or without family history. Inheritance of brca 1 and/or 2 increases the risk of ovarian cancer, among other cancers, e.g., breast. It would be important to consult your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms, even vague ones. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.

What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.

ZERO!: You don't need a hysterectomy for endometriosis of the ovary (endometrioma). This can be: 1. Followed closely with serial ultrasounds if asyptomatic 2. Trial of ocps if marginally symptomatic 3. If having pain, then removal of the encometrioma alone (cystectomy) can be done and use Lupron (leuprolide) post-operatively 4. For fertility, debate if removal is indicated, but if 4-5cm- then would remove. ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing if the bigger the cyst more chances of it being ovarian cancer?

Is there evidence showing if the bigger the cyst more chances of it being ovarian cancer?

Complex, but no: Some of the largest ovarian cystic tumors are benign, so there is no simple rule about size versus malignancy. For more information if you have a cyst and are worried, consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If a 6mm uterine polyp is cancerous and uterus normal and ovaries also and if the uterus is removed will that end 100% cancer. If not what re the risk?

If a 6mm uterine polyp is cancerous and uterus normal and ovaries also and if the uterus is removed will that end 100% cancer. If not what re the risk?

Low: A well-differentiated primary adenocarcinoma of the endometrium 6 mm across, confined to the endometrium on pathology exam carries an excellent prognosis, and i would urge you to be thankful and go about your life. You need to get with your physician and get the details -- you have a right to your pathology report. Best wishes. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

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