A 31-year-old female asked:
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im 31, i have the brac1 cancer gene. its been recommended that i have a full hysteromy. i've heard all different things. i go in two weeks for my pre opt how long is surgrey? do you gain a bunch of weight?

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Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your workup?: Brac 1. Increased cancer risk. Surgery length depends on how much work needs to be done. Ask your doctor for an estimated time. Btw, you will only get fat if you eat too much and don't exercise! .
Answered on Jul 7, 2013
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: If you have brca I mutation has higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers. ( also pancreatic, male breast, and prostate ca s) your doctor wanted you to have ovaries also removed to prevent future cancer. You also need breast evaluation including MRI biopsy of suspicious areas ) yes some gain weight as the problem is salved eat with out worry! usually about 2 hr surgery.
Answered on May 1, 2015
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