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Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy get ovarian cancer?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The ovaries need to be removed to prevent ovarian cancer.
However, a disease similar to ovarian cancer, called primary peritoneal carcinoma, can occur ever if the ovaries are removed. This is much rarer than ovarian cancer.

In brief: Yes
The ovaries need to be removed to prevent ovarian cancer.
However, a disease similar to ovarian cancer, called primary peritoneal carcinoma, can occur ever if the ovaries are removed. This is much rarer than ovarian cancer.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Oophorectomy
If both ovaries were removed and did not have cancer in them, then the woman will not get ovarian cancer.

In brief: Oophorectomy
If both ovaries were removed and did not have cancer in them, then the woman will not get ovarian cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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