How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal . There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease.
Not likely. In most women that have a total hysterectomy there is no ovarian tissue left, so the risk of ovarian cancer is very very low. However, some women who have a hysterectomy prior to going through menopause have an ovary left to help support hormone function. These women still have a risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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If anybody have her uterus removed is there still a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes but less. Who have hysterectomy with ovaries not removed still get carcinoma of ovary, need regular cheek ups, however incidence will be slightly lower than general population ( who did not have hysterectomy. Read more...
Yes. Ovaries are some times removed with the uterus, if that is the case, then the woman would not have ovarian cancer. If ovaries are not removed, then the person retains her inherent risk of ovarian cancer. Read more...

Should I lower BMI from 20 to 19 to lower estrogen? Had uterine cancer and hysterectomy. Kept ovaries. Afraid of breast/ovarian cancer.

No. Your BMI is normal. What stage/grade was your uterine cancer? Is there a family history of breast/ovarian cancer? Your surgeon may be able to provide you with information regarding these risks, may be able to order cancer genetics screening tests if indicated, or may be able to refer you to a cancer genetics counselor should you choose to do so. Best Wishes. Read more...

32 yo- periods nml 7 days & heavy. Last 2 were light and 3-5 days. Preg neg- pelvic exam & pap 1 mo ago nml. CT of ab &pelvis nml 2 mos ago. Should I be worried? Could this be ovarian cancer or uterine cancer? What should I do?

See below. Being obsessed about cancer is not helpful. Take oral iron and vitamins to prevent anemia from heavy periods. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

I am curious if anybody have her uterus remove then is there a risk of the ovarian cancer?

Yes. Some times, hysterectomy ( surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries ) if there is an indication. So, hysterectomy alone doesn't increase or decrease risk of ovarian cancer. Read more...

My mom is having half of her colon removed in the morning and her dr. Would also like to prevent ovarian cancer by removing her ovaries. Is that good?

Probably unnecessary. Unless there is a genetic syndrome, there would be no role for this. Maybe it would be appropriate to do a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis first. However, i would not recommend the ovaries to be removed. Hope this helps. Read more...
Risks v. Benefits. The ovaries are a "preferred" site for the spread of some colon cancers; therefore, in a postmenopausal woman, some surgeons believe that the benefit of "prophylactic" oophorectomy outweighs the risk. If your mother or you are uncomfortable with this recommendation, please clarify with her surgeon. Read more...
Not likely. This was a common practice in the past. There is no strong evidence to support this practice outside of special circumstances, i.e. Genetic issues. Read more...

If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?

Frozen section,,, What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the dr. Tells the pt. Read more...

Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Cancer of the ovary. Not possible unless patient had ovarian cancer prior to removal of the ovaries. Read more...
Unlikely. If both ovaries were removed, it is very unlikely. There are rare conditions during fetal development where remnants of the ovary can be found in other areas, but this is exceedingly rare. Read more...