I have a brown foul discharge and I've had a partial hysterectomy. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Be checked. A discharge from the vagina means you need to have swabs done. If you still have your ovaries they can be imaged with an ultrasound. Your symptoms don't fit cancer. All the best.

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52 years old. Hysterectomy at 38. Still have ovaries. Feel some cramping in pelvis. Could this be ovarian cancer?

Maybe. There are many different diagnoses which could cause cramping in the pelvis. From benign (constipation, fibroid tumor) to malignant (rectal cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, etc). Symptoms of ovarian cancer can mimic many different diseases. The best advice is to be seen by your gynecologist for a pelvic examination and if necessary trans-vaginal ultrasound. Read more...
Ovarian cancer. Cramping is not a common first symptom, but see your doctor. Read more...

If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

Yes you can. Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but not always. Ovarian cancer can also arise from the epithelial lining of the peritoneum(sometimes called primary peritoneal carcinoma) which behaves just like ovarian cancer and is treated the same way as primary ovarian cancer. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
No. If both ovaries were removed, before there was any cancer in the ovaries, then the woman will not develop ovarian cancer. Read more...
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. Read more...

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes. A yearly check of the ovary at your gynecologist is your best prevention. Ovarian cancer is fairly common and this is worth doing. Read more...
Yes, you can. Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. Read more...

My mom, her two sisters and my grandma all developed ovarian cancer Should I get a hysterectomy after I'm done having kids to avoid cancer myself?

Genetic counseling. Yo u ask a very important and relevant questions. Prior to doing anything, strongly suggest you speak with a genetic counselor who can outline your and your offspring's risk of cancer, and as well any additional diagnostic tests that might be performed. Good luck. Read more...