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Can an oopherectomy reduce breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women?

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Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Quite possibly: Removing the ovaries dramatically decreases your estrogen production. Any estrogen responsive or estrogen receptor positive cancers will lose that stimulation, and decrease the chance of developing that type of cancer. Recurrence risk of estrogen receptor positive cancers will decline.
Answered on Apr 14, 2012
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