bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy

bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy

The surgical excision of both ovaries in a woman at an increased risk of breast cancer because she carries the BRCA1 mutation, an effect attributed to reduction of ovarian hormone exposure.
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Additionally, we conducted falsification tests, examining trends in the number of reduction mammoplasty and bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy procedures within the same time frame using a similar approach.
Effect of short-term hormone replacement therapy on breast cancer risk reduction after bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: the PROSE Study Group.
Breast cancer risk after bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy in BRCA 1 mutation carriers.
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