surgical removal of the ovaries if they are affected with cancer, or to stop the production of estrogen that can promote the multiplication of normal uterine lining cells as well as cells of the cancer.
is the removal of the ovaries. Removal of the ovaries does not have anything to do with the terms "complete" or "partial" hysterectomy (complete and partial depend on the removal of the cervix). If you are over the age of 42, removal of the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy is offered to you. In almost all circumstances estrogen therapy is then required for an indefinate period of time.