Options in Prophylactic Surgery to Prevent Ovarian Cancer in High-Risk Women: How New Hypotheses of Fallopian Tube Origin Influence Recommendations

Casey L. Swanson, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez

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Abstract

In women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy is the only intervention that has been shown to decrease mortality from ovarian cancer and is the standard of care for risk reduction. Prophylactic salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy should be considered in high-risk premenopausal women in the setting of a clinical trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
JournalCurrent Treatment Options in Oncology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • BRCA
  • Fimbriectomy
  • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Salpingectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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