(March 20, 2015) This excellent, accessible piece in Mosaic Magazine, “Decisions on a Knife-Edge,” explores the difficult choices high-risk women face when considering how to decrease their chances of developing ovarian cancer. Removing only the fallopian tubes will avoid forcing a woman into early menopause, which is an appealing option for many women. Yet it’s not yet entirely clear if removing only the tubes will sufficiently reduce a woman’s risk of developing the disease. This article explores the current state of the science around risk reducing surgery for ovarian cancer.
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