Survival patterns after oophorectomy in premenopausal women: a population-based cohort study.

@article{Rocca2006SurvivalPA,
  title={Survival patterns after oophorectomy in premenopausal women: a population-based cohort study.},
  author={Walter A. Rocca and Brandon R. Grossardt and Mariza de Andrade and George D. Malkasian and Lee Joseph Melton},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={821-8}
}
BACKGROUND A statistical model of death due to ovarian cancer, breast cancer, coronary heart disease, hip fracture, and stroke has suggested that women who undergo prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy are at increased risk of death for all causes. We aimed to investigate survival patterns in a population-based sample of women who had received an oophorectomy and compare these with women who had not received an oophorectomy. METHODS From an existing cohort of all women who underwent unilateral… CONTINUE READING
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