Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy For Women With BRCA Mutations: Value Confirmed By Meta-Analysis

News — By on January 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy – removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes – reduces the relative risk of breast cancer by approximately 50 percent and the risk of ovarian and fallopian tube cancer by approximately 80 percent in women who carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, researchers report in the January 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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