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Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy and oopharectomy have ovarian cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. OLUKEMI WALLACE
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cancer can develop from the remnants of the ovary cells within the peritoneum.

In brief: Yes

Cancer can develop from the remnants of the ovary cells within the peritoneum.
Dr. OLUKEMI WALLACE
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Dr. OLUKEMI WALLACE
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes she could develop ovarian cancer in the sence that the remnants of / or precursors of ovarian cells within the peritoneum can undergo malignant degeneration even in the abscence of both ovaries.
This is called peritoneal carcinoma, and it is treated as ovarian cancer.

In brief: Yes

Yes she could develop ovarian cancer in the sence that the remnants of / or precursors of ovarian cells within the peritoneum can undergo malignant degeneration even in the abscence of both ovaries.
This is called peritoneal carcinoma, and it is treated as ovarian cancer.
Dr. OLUKEMI WALLACE
Dr. OLUKEMI WALLACE
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If both ovaries were removed, before there was any cancer in the ovaries, then the woman will not develop ovarian cancer.

In brief: No

If both ovaries were removed, before there was any cancer in the ovaries, then the woman will not develop ovarian cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If she had a unilateral oophorectomy, then one ovary was left behind and then yes it is possible.
If both were removed (bilateral oophorectomy) then no. However, there is a cancer that behaves and is treated like ovarian cancer called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Women who carry the brac gene for breast and ovarian cancer have higher rates of this cancer too.

In brief: Depends

If she had a unilateral oophorectomy, then one ovary was left behind and then yes it is possible.
If both were removed (bilateral oophorectomy) then no. However, there is a cancer that behaves and is treated like ovarian cancer called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Women who carry the brac gene for breast and ovarian cancer have higher rates of this cancer too.
Dr. Douglas Lawson
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