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What are some reasons for ovary removal surgery?

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There are many reasons your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your ovaries. Some women with a gene called BRCA, the most common gene for breast and ovarian cancers, may choose surgery to help lessen their risk of getting cancer. Other women may have the operation to treat cancer. Problems like ovarian cysts, abscesses, benign tumors, or endometriosis are also conditions that may need this surgery.

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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