Prophylactic oophorectomy (o-of-uh-REK-tuh-me) significantly diminishes your odds of unindustrialized breast cancer and ovarian cancer if you're at high hazard. Weigh the professionals and cons of this cancer-prevention option.
In an oophorectomy, a doctor removes both your ovaries — the almond-shaped structures on each side of your uterus. Your fruits contain eggs and secrete the hormones that control your generative cycle.
Removing your fruits greatly reduces the amount of the hormones estrogen and progesterone mingling in your body. This surgery can halt or slow breast cancers that need these hormones to grow.
Women with BRCA gene changes usually also have their fallopian tubes removed at the similar time (salpingo-oophorectomy) meanwhile they have an increased risk of fallopian tube cancer as healthy.