Preventive surgery

Known as: Prophylactic Surgery 
Surgery to remove an organ or gland that shows no signs of cancer, in an attempt to prevent development of cancer of that organ or gland… (More)
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2013
2013
BACKGROUND First-line surgical options for early-stage breast cancer include breast-conserving surgery (BCS) or mastectomy. We… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
Context Recent research has provided more precise estimates of the age-specific incidence of ovarian and breast cancer in… (More)
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2005
Review
2005
Summary of Recommendations The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against routine referral for genetic… (More)
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2005
2005
OBJECTIVE Women at high risk of ovarian cancer are currently offered two options: either surveillance or prophylactic bilateral… (More)
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2003
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2003
PURPOSE To explore long-term psychosocial consequences of carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation and to identify possible risk factors for… (More)
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2000
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2000
BACKGROUND Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes highly predispose to breast and ovarian cancer. In families with BRCA1… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Although genetic testing for breast cancer risk is clinically available, its impact on health-related behaviors is… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
OBJECTIVE To evaluate survival and complication free survival in patients with Marfan's syndrome and to assess the possible… (More)
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1997
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1997
BACKGROUND Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations have an increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Prophylactic… (More)
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1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND & AIMS In familial adenomatous polyposis, colorectal cancer prevention is by prophylactic colectomy, but dietary or… (More)
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