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For Women with BRCA Mutations, Prophylactic Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk
(Posted: 09/23/2010) - Prophylactic surgery to remove the breasts and ovaries is an effective way to reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer among women with inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, according to one of the largest prospective studies on the subject to date.

Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Cuts Cancer Risk for BRCA1/2 Carriers
(Posted: 02/24/2009) - Surgery that removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes is one of the most effective ways to decrease a woman's risk of breast and gynecologic cancer if she carries a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, according to the Jan. 21, 2009, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Ultrasound Expertise Important in the Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
(Posted: 02/25/2008) - Improving the quality of diagnostic ultrasound scans could significantly reduce unnecessary surgeries in women with suspected ovarian cancer who, in fact, have benign disease, according to the February 2008 issue of the Lancet Oncology.

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