Ovarian cancer risk remains despite hysterectomy

If you've had a hysterectomy, you may assume you can't be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. While having your uterus removed decreases your risk of developing ovarian cancer, it's still possible. Mercy Medical Center's Dr. Beman Khulpateea said women who may have had a hysterectomy at a younger age keep their ovaries. The ovaries produce eggs and are the main source of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.

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