Risk-reducing ovarian cancer surgery and quality of life
Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2780476
People with an inherited BRCA gene mutation are recommended to have surgery to remove their ovaries before the age of natural menopause to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer. This surgery can cause short-term and long-term effects. This study assesses the quality of life among people who have their fallopian tubes surgically removed and later have their ovaries removed compared to people who have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed at the same time. (Posted 7/26/22). Este artículo está disponible en español.
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Am I a candidate for RRS followed by delayed RRO to reduce my ovarian cancer risk?
- Do you recommend hormone replacement therapy after RRSO?
- Are there other ways to reduce my menopausal symptoms after RRSO instead of or in addition to hormone replacement therapy?
- Are there other ways to lower my risk for ovarian cancer?
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.
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