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How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?
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In brief: Risk vs. Benefit
If you are at high risk of ovarian cancer, such as carriers of a brca or lynch mutation, or women whose mothers have ovarian cancer, the surgery is your best risk reducer. If you are at average risk of ovarian cancer and having a hysterectomy, the risks of estrogen deprivation in premenopausal women must be carefully weighed.
Most postmenopausal women have more benefits than risk with bso.

In brief: Risk vs. Benefit
If you are at high risk of ovarian cancer, such as carriers of a brca or lynch mutation, or women whose mothers have ovarian cancer, the surgery is your best risk reducer. If you are at average risk of ovarian cancer and having a hysterectomy, the risks of estrogen deprivation in premenopausal women must be carefully weighed.
Most postmenopausal women have more benefits than risk with bso.
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