NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- ovarian ablation
- listen (oh-VAYR-ee-un a-BLAY-shun)
- Treatment that stops or lowers the amount of estrogen made by the ovaries. Types of ovarian ablation include surgery to remove both ovaries, radiation therapy, and the use of certain drugs. Ovarian ablation may be used to prevent and treat breast cancer. Also called ovarian suppression.