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How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It is possible

The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary.
In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well.

In brief: It is possible

The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary.
In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well.
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In brief: Ovarian cancer

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In brief: Ovarian cancer

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