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If I an have ovarian cancer in stage 1c, can I still conceive?
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Ben Ferguson
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly.
If one or both of your ovaries are functioning sufficiently to continue ovulating, then theoretically conception is possible.
However, you should consider seeing an obstetrician, a gynecologist, and a fertility specialist to discuss the risks of becoming pregnant while dealing with ovarian cancer, both for your health and future fetal health as well.

In brief: Possibly.
If one or both of your ovaries are functioning sufficiently to continue ovulating, then theoretically conception is possible.
However, you should consider seeing an obstetrician, a gynecologist, and a fertility specialist to discuss the risks of becoming pregnant while dealing with ovarian cancer, both for your health and future fetal health as well.
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Rarely
Unless most of your reproductive organs where left intact, it is unlikely.

In brief: Rarely
Unless most of your reproductive organs where left intact, it is unlikely.
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: How was the stage
Determined in this case.
Stage ic ovarian cancer can only be determined through surgery which most of the time will involve total hysterectomy, removal of both ovaries and tubes, pelvic and para aortic lymph node biopsies, omentectomy, and peritoneal biopsies. There are few rare ovarian cancers that the uterus and remaining ovary can be left in place. In those situations it's possible.

In brief: How was the stage
Determined in this case.
Stage ic ovarian cancer can only be determined through surgery which most of the time will involve total hysterectomy, removal of both ovaries and tubes, pelvic and para aortic lymph node biopsies, omentectomy, and peritoneal biopsies. There are few rare ovarian cancers that the uterus and remaining ovary can be left in place. In those situations it's possible.
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Dr. Paul Nowicki
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