Risk Reduction Surgery

The somewhat controversial surgical excision of a tissue, e.g., both breasts and ovaries in a woman at an increased risk of breast cancer, or the colon in a patient with long standing ulcerative colitis, given the high risk of future development of colorectal cancer
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'Risk reduction surgery should only be discussed with women who consider themselves to be of high risk.
Women considering risk reduction surgery should note that at the time of breast tissue removal reconstructive procedures should also take place.