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Is it possible to get breast cancer if one of the ovaries are removed?

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Dr. John Fung
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Breast cancer is often affected by estrogen and/or Progesterone (made in the ovary), but not all breast cancers are, and removal of both ovaries reduces, but does not eliminate the risk.
If only one ovary is removed, the risk is probably not reduced, as the body will compensate to make the same level of estrogen with the other ovary.

In brief: Yes

Breast cancer is often affected by estrogen and/or Progesterone (made in the ovary), but not all breast cancers are, and removal of both ovaries reduces, but does not eliminate the risk.
If only one ovary is removed, the risk is probably not reduced, as the body will compensate to make the same level of estrogen with the other ovary.
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: Possible

Removal of the ovaries (one or both) may decrease the risk of developing breast cancer, but it does not eliminate the risk entirely.

In brief: Possible

Removal of the ovaries (one or both) may decrease the risk of developing breast cancer, but it does not eliminate the risk entirely.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Jay Stylman
Surgery

In brief: Yes

Removing one or even both ovaries does not eliminate the risk of breast cancer.
The removal of estrogen will sometimes be recommended in the treatment of breast cancer, depending on the type of tumor. Continued regular examination and screening is still recommended.

In brief: Yes

Removing one or even both ovaries does not eliminate the risk of breast cancer.
The removal of estrogen will sometimes be recommended in the treatment of breast cancer, depending on the type of tumor. Continued regular examination and screening is still recommended.
Dr. Jay Stylman
Dr. Jay Stylman
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