My mother died almost 5 years ago of stage 1A clear cell ovarian cancer that they found on a hysterectomy. She went through all of the chemo/radiation and had a great prognosis...but it came back twice.
Now I am done having children at 38 and don't know what to do to decrease my risk. I don't think I have a huge risk of ovarian cancer, but I do not want to do nothing. I'm thinking of having my tubes removed (instead of just tied), or possibly having a complete hysterectomy in 10 years - but I'm not sure if that is just too much. We have no other family history of gyn cancer so my doctor says not to worry about it and just be aware of any symptoms or changes. What have others done to decrease their risk?
I still miss my mother terribly and try to keep her spirit of living and love alive for my young children who just barely got to know her.