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Does removing my ovaries reduce my chance of developing breast cancer?
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In brief: Ovaries/breast ca
Maybe, this is very controversial.
In premenopausal wo=men with breast cancer, some med oncs will suppress the ovaries with monthly shots and prescribe antiestrogen pills. Some of these women choose to have the ovaries removed but there is not much data for it. If y carry the breast cancer gene, removing the ovaries reduces ovarian cancer risk mostly rather than breast cancer risk.

In brief: Ovaries/breast ca
Maybe, this is very controversial.
In premenopausal wo=men with breast cancer, some med oncs will suppress the ovaries with monthly shots and prescribe antiestrogen pills. Some of these women choose to have the ovaries removed but there is not much data for it. If y carry the breast cancer gene, removing the ovaries reduces ovarian cancer risk mostly rather than breast cancer risk.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Agree; discuss with your Primary Care and/or OB/Gyn for more information.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: For High Risk Women
Having your ovaries removed is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers.
High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery.

In brief: For High Risk Women
Having your ovaries removed is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers.
High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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