Early oophorectomy cuts risk of death in BRCA mutation carriers

Posted:02/28/14

New research published this week suggests that women with BRCA1 mutations should have a prophylactic oophorectomy by the age of 35 to lessen their risk of developing and dying from ovarian cancer. By contrast, the  study recommended that surgical intervention could be delayed until the 40s for BRCA2 mutation carriers.

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