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Is there any way to prevent ovarian cancer?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: There are no
Known environmental factors assocaited with ovarian cancer.
Only genetic risk, and if brca 2 is found, bilateral oopherectomy is the suggestive treatment for prevention.

In brief: There are no
Known environmental factors assocaited with ovarian cancer.
Only genetic risk, and if brca 2 is found, bilateral oopherectomy is the suggestive treatment for prevention.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Difficult to do.
Unfortunately, short of having your ovaries removed (prophylactic oophorectomy), preventing ovarian cancer is difficult.
Some risk factors include family history (having a genetic mutation called brca), never having children, and exposure to estrogen therapy. Thus, having children and avoiding estrogen will help decrease your risk.

In brief: Difficult to do.
Unfortunately, short of having your ovaries removed (prophylactic oophorectomy), preventing ovarian cancer is difficult.
Some risk factors include family history (having a genetic mutation called brca), never having children, and exposure to estrogen therapy. Thus, having children and avoiding estrogen will help decrease your risk.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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