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Prophylactic oophorectomy for the prevention of ovarian cancer. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2013
Bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy (PO) is a surgical procedure that removes both ovaries and is often accompanied by removal of the fallopian tube, when it is referred to as risk-reducing salpingooophorectomy
(RRSO). The purpose of PO is to reduce the risk for ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers, especially in women at high risk due to a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or the presence of mutations in the breast cancer 1 or 2 (BRCA1/2) gene.
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Ovarian Neoplasms; Ovariectomys
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HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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