I have a large, growing fibroid inside my uterus that needs removal. I am post-menopausal (late 50's). Should I have the ovaries removed too? Which is more important -- continuing to produce the small amount of hormones made in the ovaries post-menopause, or, eliminating the risk of ovarian cancer? There is a history of breast cancer in my family (aunts, sister,mother), but no ovarian cancer. I have never had cancer. Much thanks for your help.
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