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Ovarian Cancer After Partial Hysterectomy
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
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
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
Rare if no ovaries: The term complete hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus and cervix and not the ovaries. The term "complete hysterectomy" is often misused to imply that the ovaries were removed as well. If we can assume the ovaries were removed, it would be very rare to develop ovarian cancer (provided both ovaries are benign at the time of removal) in the future. ...Read more
Yes: Although its extremely rare, and usually involves an ovarian remnant. ...Read more
At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.
Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt. ...Read more
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
Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?
Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...Read more
My mom, her two sisters and my grandma all developed ovarian cancer Should I get a hysterectomy after I'm done having kids to avoid cancer myself?
I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am I still at risk for cancer? #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., I had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading
Yes, you are.: You are always at a risk of your cancer returning. The higher your stage, the higher the risk. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any cells that were not removed by surgery. Hopefully that worked and got every last cancer cell, but ovarian cancer has a nasty tendency to come back. Go here for the statistics: http://seer. Cancer. Gov/statfacts/html/ovary. Html ...Read more
Not really: If you had that, which is uncommon, they most likely left your ovaries in. At the time of the hysterectomy they should have seen both ovaries and if anything was abnormal with either of them, they would have removed them. Your risk, assuming you have no other risk factors (like a family history) should be the same as anyone else. ...Read more
I had hysterectomy a few years ago have family history of ovarian cancer and now have alot of discharge and spotting?
Get checked: Go see a GYN. It may be a type of vaginal infection. It is worth a good exam to get answers and any indicated treatments. ...Read more
3 weeks post op from ovarian cancer davinci hysterectomy. Have belching and nausea and no appetite.?
Not uncommon: But your surgeon should be kept informed ...Read more
My wife (31) has been advised to have a hysterectomy following a uso which revealed ovarian cancer. Is it safe to try to have a baby before? Ty
NO: It is not safe to delay the treatment, a potentially curable disease will advance to non curable stage. Take several opinions regarding treatments medical ethics issues and alternatives. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy last year aged 29. Gyn left a cyst on ovary said it shall disappear. I have all symptoms for ovarian cancer should I be concerned?
Ultrasound: If you are concerned about the presence of the cyst the Gynecologist saw at the hysterectomy, you can get an ultrasound done to check for the presence or absence of the cyst. Do you have family history of ovarian cancer? You are too young to get your ovaries removed. Surgical menopause at this young age is not recommended. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and can be from colon or stomach too. ...Read more
52 years old. Hysterectomy at 38. Still have ovaries. Feel some cramping in pelvis. Could this be ovarian cancer?
Maybe: There are many different diagnoses which could cause cramping in the pelvis. From benign (constipation, fibroid tumor) to malignant (rectal cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, etc). Symptoms of ovarian cancer can mimic many different diseases. The best advice is to be seen by your gynecologist for a pelvic examination and if necessary trans-vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more
Is Monitoring of Stage 1a high grade serous ovarian cancer okay given hysterectomy was done, tumor limited to single intact ovary?
Great!: It is very unusual to find ovarian cancer at such an early stage so this is great. Follow the recommendations of your oncologist regarding further care since your oncologist is best able to weight your overall health and the risks/ side-effects of observation vs. Additional treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is hCG diet safe for me? I'm a case if ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and chemo in 2007.I've read that it can trigger another cancer.
Don't worry: This is an extreme calorie restricted diet -- which is the only reason it works -- and you also spend a chuck of money for a placebo "hcg". I am glad you seems to have had a favorable outcome with your tumor and hope you will improve the quality of your survival by taking an interest in real physical fitness, not fad diets. You deserve the best -- give yourself this gift. ...Read more
Is hCG diet safe for me? Ovarian cancer 2007, total hysterectomy and chemo done. I'm 38 years old, 5 feet, 67kgs.
Bad choice: The HCG diet prescribes a severely calorie-restricted diet and prescribes a pricey placebo to go with it, then attributes the success of the diet to the placebo. You are smart enough to realize that (1) you don't need this, and (2) the way to achieve the body you want is by changing your lifestyle & how you think about food and fitness. Congratulations on seeking a better life after a cancer cure. ...Read more
1 great aunt breast cancer@ 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?
Personal decision: Your history is not a high risk one. You can ask to have genetic counseling with your breast center to see if your are a good candidate for brca gene testing. You can ask your doctor to run it but unfortunately it is pretty expensive. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
How can I help with my wife's menopausal lack of sleep? Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in march.
Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?
MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon. ...Read more
On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do I need to end HRT for normal menopause age?
Is it safe to use the hCG diet? I am a case of ovarian cancer stage 3, had total hysterectomy and 6 cycles chemo last 2007.I'm 5 feet tall, 67 kilos.
Yes: I will probably take heat for this but I am one of those doctors that believes in the HCG diet. I've not seen any patient have trouble or deleterious health effects from this weight loss. If followed, weight loss does occur. Most gain their weight back afterwards because they don't follow a maintenance plan for the 3 weeks after finishing hcg. If you do, the weight stays off. ...Read more
Mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 years ago she did was undergone a total hysterectomy followed by many cessions of chemotherapy. The last report for her MRI shows a newly discovered minimal ascetic fluid. Last ca 125 was 250?
Ask your Question, p: If you need help, let us know what question you have? Is your mother under the care of an Oncologist or not? Let us know your specific questions. ...Read more
Elective hysterectomy? Family history. Sister, ovarian cancer 54, mother uterine. No kids, stopped birth control 24, I am 60.
Possibly: Since your sister had ovarian cancer you are eligible to undergo brca testing. This tests for the gene that some women carry that increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. If that test is positive then you would consider an elective hysterectomy. If you have relatives with colon cancer then testing for lynch syndrome can also be done. Unless one of these is positive there is no need. ...Read more
Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.
Hyst? /oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more
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