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Ovary removal can raise survival of women with high cancer risk
USA Today

For the first time, a study out today has found that women with certain high-risk genetic mutations — which dramatically increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers — were more likely to survive if they had preventive surgery to remove healthy ovaries and fallopian tubes. Earlier studies have shown that removing the ovaries and tubes of women with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer, and that mastectomies nearly eliminate the risk of breast tumors.