prophylactic oophorectomy

Known as: oophorectomy prophylactics 
Surgery intended to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by removing the ovaries before disease develops.
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
PURPOSE To evaluate the rate of prophylactic contralateral mastectomy in an international cohort of women with hereditary breast… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
PURPOSE The decision about prophylactic oophorectomy is difficult for many premenopausal women with BRCA1/2 mutations because of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Prophylactic oophorectomy (PO) is an option for women at increased risk for ovarian carcinoma. In this study the value of… (More)
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2001
2001
This study investigated the psychosocial outcome of prophylactic oophorectomy versus regular screening in women at increased risk… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
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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Highly Cited
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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2000
2000
This qualitative study sought to determine the information needs of high-risk pre-menopausal women who had undergone prophylactic… (More)
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1998
1998
UNLABELLED Controversy exists regarding the role of prophylactic oophorectomy during resection for primary colorectal cancer… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations have an increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Prophylactic… (More)
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1992
1992
Prophylactic oophorectomy has been recommended in patients with a strongly positive family history for ovarian carcinoma. A… (More)
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