prophylactic oophorectomy

prophylactic oophorectomy

Oncology The excision of the ovaries in a ♀ with a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2–associated with a 5–60% lifetime risk of ovarian CA–normal risk is 1.5%–undergoes prophylactic removal of ovaries. See Bilateral mastectomy, Prophylactic mastectomy.
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Elkadry suggested that there may be an accelerated trend toward prophylactic oophorectomy.
Options for women to consider include "intensive surveillance for breast cancer primarily, consideration of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and either prophylactic mastectomy or prophylactic oophorectomy.
Occult carcinoma in prophylactic oophorectomy specimens: prevalence and association with BRCA germline mutation status.
It is interesting that some of these patients underwent bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy (BPO) and multivariate Cox analysis suggested that this led to a significant benefit in overall survival at 5 years.
We spoke about my sister's case and he calmly advised me to have my ovaries removed--a procedure known as a prophylactic oophorectomy.
Prophylactic oophorectomy, the medical term for removal of perfectly healthy ovaries, is promoted under the guise of improving health.
Undergoing prophylactic oophorectomy reduces all-cause mortality by 77% among women who carry a deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation, according to a report.
The Johns Hopkins investigators are now in the midst of a study in which they're measuring bone mineral density before and after prophylactic oophorectomy in women who carry high-risk BRCA mutations.
And these findings may also play into planning about prophylactic surgery, as well - weighing a woman's cardiovascular risk and obesity level in deciding whether to do a prophylactic oophorectomy," Dr.
Primary peritoneal carcinoma after prophylactic oophorectomy in women with a family history of ovarian cancer: a report of the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry.