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yooper1 posted:

Recently, I was told I have cancer in the area of my ovary. I had a complete hystorectomy many years ago. My ovary and fallopian tubes are gone. Suddenly I found out from the doctor that I have cancer in the area that the ovary cavity was in. How does this happen? That's the least place I would have thought of getting it there. I'm fair skinned and have had skin cancer. This is so odd to me.
Thank you,
Anon_6061 responded:
What type of skin cancer did you have? If it was melanoma, I wonder if it spread to your pelvis. How was this cancer in the pelvis diagnosed? A second opinion may be a good idea.
riverbend05 responded:
I had peritoneal cancer. I had my ovaries removed 5 years ago. They call it ovarian/peritoneal since it is the location that defines the kind of cancer. peritoneal is the cancer of abdominal lining since you no longer have ovaries. I was stage 3 and have just gone into remission. my odds were only 1 out of 3 but so far so good. Keep the faith. If you need any advice I would be glad to share. I had the same reaction when I was told I had ovarian. (basically it is more the location) but moving forward it is peritoneal since it is not attached to any organ only your abdominal lining.

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