According to a study conducted by American Cancer Society, young women with early stage ovarian cancer may preserve their future chances of getting pregnant by keeping at least one ovary or uterus without increasing the risk.
Most of the women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed at later stages. However, up to 17% of ovarian cancer cases were seen in women aged 40 or younger and many of them have early stage of the disease.
Surgery for ovarian cancer usually involves complete removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) and ovaries, which not only results in the loss of fertility, but also subjects young women to the long-term consequences of estrogen deprivation.
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