Dr Oz: Ovarian Cancer & Fallopian Tubes Cause Ovarian Cancer?


Dr Oz did a show on Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer.  Can Ovarian Cancer now be prevented?  Doctor Oz has a list of three things we can do to minimize our risk of getting Ovarian Cancer.  Plus, Dr Oz spoke about a brand new study that believes that Ovarian Cancer may often begin in the Fallopian Tubes… so could your Fallopian Tubes cause Ovarian Cancer? Dr Oz Fallopian Tubes


  1. Geri says

    I had a tubal ligation, took birth control pills for 5+ years, was pregnant several times with 2 live births, started my period at 12+, but had a mother who had ovarian cancer, do not test genetically for BRCA1 or 2, but still got ovarian cancer at age 65.

  2. says

    Oh gosh… so sorry to hear that Geri 🙁 … how are you doing now? Are you still fighting Ovarian Cancer? Or have you defeated it?

  3. says

    Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say or do, but all I know is that time does help with the mourning process. Ovarian Cancer is such a scary disease because of how deadly it is and how it seems to come out of nowhere. I hope they come up with a cure too!!!

  4. Sandra says

    I don’t think your chances are much higher than anyone else,although I am not a doctor. You should ask your doctor ASAP.If you don’t feel like he or she is taking the time to answer your questions with compassion and patience, change doctors. As I am sure you have heard, whether you have your ovaries removed or not, you can still get ovarian cancer. DO NOT allow a doctor just to go by the results of a CA125 blood test. These are useless in my book, as my daughter had third stage ovarian cancer, but the CA125 showed negative- no cancer. What a horrible suprise we all got. That was 10 years ago. I don’t know of any great break throughs, but I would go to my OB/GYN ASAP if I were you,Victoria, With the bleeding, it could be something else. I had that once, and it was not cancer. PLEASE have your guy use condoms until you have this checked out. If it is some sort of infection, you don’t need added germs or irritants! Take care and God bless!

  5. Evonne says

    I am 41 years old and, have three beautiful children. I do not want anymore children. I’ve been thinking about gettting my tubes tied, but I’ve read about some of the higher health risk involved such as higher risk of getting breast cancer and osteoporosis. My husband has been using condoms for the entire time of our marraige of 10 years, we only had children only when we planned it. I’m just afraid of them maybe one day not working well anymore, considering I don’t want another child. What do you consider to be the best birthcontrol method?

  6. Angie says

    I have a few questions about this article. As a nurse I am aware that the ovaries are NOT attached to the uterus by the fallopian tubes. The ovaries are attached to the uterus by ligaments, which come out from the uterus and suspend the ovaries in the abdominal cavity. The ovaries brush against the ends of the fallopian tubes so that the tube(s) can collect the egg when ovulated from the ovary each month. I don’t understand why Dr. Oz said that removing the fallopian tubes will reduce the blood supply to the ovaries when these parts are not directly connected.

    The next question I have is why is fallopian tube cancer then so prevalent if it is what causes ovarian cancer, which seems to be on the rise? Shouldn’t we be looking at what could be causing the rise in female cancers? What is in our environment (i.e., increased hormones in food, milk, etc.) that either is not being looked at as a cause or that the FDA is telling us is not cause for concern?

    @Evonne, the best birth control that has the less risk factors for you is for your husband to get a vasectomy. He needs to educate himself in the procedure and see that it’s not really a big deal at all. The procedure is quick and the recovery is fast. It’s easier for a man to have his vas deferens cut than for a woman to go through major surgery to have her internal organs manipulated, risk infection, bleeding, pain, other complications, etc., etc. I suggest getting some brochures on vasectomy for your husband and strongly encouraging him to talk to a good urologist. Getting this procedure would be a way he could show you how much he cares about you. I hope he will come to his senses and realize that vasectomy is not the end to his “manhood.” 😉

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