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Threshold for surgery to reduce ovarian cancer risk should be lowered, suggests study

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3559 (Published 28 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3559
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The threshold for surgery in which the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in premenopausal women older than 40 should be lowered from the current lifetime risk of over 10% to 4% or lower, a cost effectiveness study has shown.1

Salpingo-oophorectomy is the most effective method for reducing the risk of ovarian cancer in premenopausal women …

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