According to new recommendations from the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, women with a strong family history of ovarian cancer or BRCA mutations should have prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy after completing childbearing, to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer .
A bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is a surgical procedure that removes both sets of fallopian tubes and ovaries.
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Source: “Individualize Decisions about Prophylactic Oophorectomy“, MedPage Today, September 26, 2010
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