Tag: oophorectomy

Oophorectomy: The surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (voluntary removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes) can reduce the likelihood of ovarian and breast cancers in very high-risk women such as BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers.

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02/14/11
Removing ovaries during second half of menstrual cycle improves survival
01/03/11
Removing ovaries before age 45 reduces risk of breast cancer
09/01/10
Surgery to remove breasts and ovaries reduces cancer risks among BRCA1/2 carriers

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