BRCA carriers, prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy and menopause: clinical management considerations and recommendations.

@article{Finch2012BRCACP,
  title={BRCA carriers, prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy and menopause: clinical management considerations and recommendations.},
  author={Amy P M Finch and Gareth Alun Evans and Steven A Narod},
  journal={Women's health},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={543-55}
}
Women who inherit a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have greatly elevated lifetime risks of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer and breast cancer. Preventive surgical removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (salpingo-oophorectomy) is recommended to these women, often prior to natural menopause, to prevent cancer. The ensuing hormone deprivation may impact on health and quality of life. Most of these women experience menopausal symptoms shortly after surgery; however, there may… CONTINUE READING
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