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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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