Tumor & Cancer. Can you get ovarian cancer after hysterectomy? This is the most common question from someone who has through hysterectomy. It is a surgical procedure when your uterus is removed. Can you get ovarian cancer after hysterectomy? Yes, it is possible although the risk is decreased. To know if you have ovarian cancer is by a biopsy of the suspicious tissue. Let’s know more about it by reading the article below.
You may assume that can’t be diagnosed with ovarian cancer if you’ve had a hysterectomy. After a hysterectomy, one or both ovaries are left in place in many cases. It is still possible to get little risk of developing ovarian cancer while having your uterus removed.
Ovarian cancer is a cancer which cancer cell develops in the ovarian. The ovaries are the main source of the female hormones which are estrogen and progesterone and it is also a place where eggs are produced. In most cases, ovarian cancers start in the epithelial cells. It is the cell that covers the outer surface of the ovary. Ovarian cancer can also develop in the hormone-producing stromal cells and inside the germ cells which produce eggs.
There are 3 different kinds of hysterectomies. First is partial or supracervical hysterectomy which is your uterus is removed but the cervix is left intact. Second is radical hysterectomy which is your uterus and cervix are removed along with the tissue on the upper part of the vagina and both sides of the cervix. Third is total or pan hysterectomy is when both the uterus and the cervix are removed. In all of these 3 procedures, the ovaries are left in place.
How to Prevent Ovarian Cancer
Unfortunately, people don’t realize that women bring a cell that can grow into the ovarian cancer inside their bodies. If you are one of them, you should do something such as the preventive steps. One of the options is to have your ovaries removed. When you do this preventively, there is another named for it besides hysterectomy which isprophylactic bilateral oophorectomy.
Can you get ovarian cancer after hysterectomy? Your risk of diagnosed with ovarian cancer is significantly lower without ovaries. Moreover, if you carry BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene mutations, then the risk of getting ovarian cancer will reduce by 80 to 90 percent. But women who carry those genes are at increased risk of breast cancer. However, if you remove the ovaries prior to menopause it can lower the risk of develop hormone-positive breast cancers.
The Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?
You still have to do regular examinations no matter what type of hysterectomy you have. However, there’s no routine screening or blood test for ovarian cancer. At first, the symptoms of ovarian cancer may seem rather mild and vague.
Some common symptoms of ovarian cancer are trouble eating or feeling overly full, discomfort and abdominal bloating, back pain, fatigue, heartburn or upset stomach, frequent urination or the need to urinate often, constipation, and painful intercourse. If you have these symptoms you have to check immediately and talk to the doctor about all the symptoms that you have.