prophylactic surgery

prophylactic surgery

Surgical oncology An excision of precancerous tissue–eg, mastectomy of a ♀ at high risk of developing breast CA–to minimize the risk of future malignancy
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And Go Save Your Life," author and advocate Amy Byer Shainman shares an excerpt from her forthcoming book about learning that she was BRCA1 positive, the steps in her decision to have prophylactic surgery, and the effect of that knowledge on her family relationships.
Reassessing the need for prophylactic surgery in patients with porcelain gallbladder: case series and systematic review of the literature.
Identification of women at high risk of the disease can lead to disease prevention through intensive screening, chemoprevention or prophylactic surgery.
2% found not to be mutation carriers had this same prophylactic surgery.
That decision, she stressed, rarely requires prophylactic surgery.
PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY FOR BREAST CANCER AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.
However, a relatively small number of susceptible dogs will be submitted to this prophylactic surgery probably because it is an invasive procedure, specially, when performed by traditional open laparotomy (RAWLINGS, 2007).
The goal of prophylactic surgery in cancer is to remove additional tissue or organs from the body which although it currently shows no signs of cancer, carries a high risk of developing cancer in the future.
Prophylactic surgery, which involves removing as much of the "at-risk" tissue as possible, and chemoprevention, where natural or synthetic substances are used to reduce the risk of developing cancer, are additional options.
Though a daunting prospect for some, it can be a vital, preventative tool that helps women make informed decisions about lifestyle choices and even prophylactic surgery (such as removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent cancer) that can reduce overall risk.
Prevention efforts up to this point have been limited to birth control pills and to BRCA testing with prophylactic surgery for carriers, but this group makes up only about a tenth of all patients with ovarian cancer, he noted.