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Can i get Ovarian Cancer?

I am 46 year old female that has had two normal vaginal deliveries. My mother died of ovarian cancer . I am the youngest of 9 siblings. One of my sisters has a positive ANA but has not been diagnosed with a specific Auto immune disease instead is being given medication to maintain the illness. One of my other sisters has a condition where her body does not absorb Vitamin B and she has to have monthly shots. None of my other sisters or relatives have had ovarian cancer except for my mother. If you were me, would you get your ovaries removed. When I was 11 years old, I did come down with St.Vitas Dance which doctors said I got when I had strep throat and did not know it. Would you have your ovaries removed or is it enough?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Jan 2011
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You do have a chance of getting ovarian cancer due to your mothers illness.But unless there is any cause/symptoms there should not be any reason to get your ovaries removed.You just need to have regular follow ups to detect any early problems.You are already 46 and soon will be menopausal and that will cause your ovaries to shrink with time.Just get regualar check ups for early detection.
Answered: Wed, 26 Jan 2011
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