Reducing ovarian cancer risk without removing the ovaries
Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/01/health/ovarian-cancer-fallopian-tubes.html
A leading ovarian cancer organization has recommended that all women who have pelvic surgery should also consider removing their fallopian tubes to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer. (Posted 7/18/23)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What is my risk for ovarian cancer?
- Would I benefit from removal of my fallopian tubes during my upcoming surgery?
- Will insurance cover removal of my fallopian tubes?
- What are the additional risks from this surgery?
Open Clinical Trials
The following are studies looking at ovarian cancer screening or prevention.
Additional clinical trials for ovarian cancer screening and prevention may be found here.
The following resources can help you locate an expert near you.
Finding gynecologists with expertise in cancer risk and treatment
Some symptoms and conditions related to female reproduction may be managed by other experts.
- The Oncofertility Consortium maintains a national database of healthcare providers with expertise in fertility preservation and treatment of people who are diagnosed with cancer or have a high risk for cancer due to an inherited mutation.
- Livestrong has a listing of 450 sites that offer fertility preservation options for people diagnosed with cancer.
Financial assistance may be available to make the cost of fertility preservation affordable for more patients. Patients are referred to those programs as needed.
Sexual health experts
Other ways to find experts
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers deliver cutting-edge cancer care to patients in communities across the United States. Most centers have specialized screening and prevention centers for high-risk people. Find a center near you and learn about its specific research capabilities, programs, and initiatives.
- Register for the FORCE Message Boards to get referrals from other members. Once you register, you can post on the Find a Specialist board to connect with other people who share your situation.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.