Ovary and Tube Removal

QUESTION: Who should have risk-reduction ovary and tube removal?

ANSWER: Surgery is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers. Women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery.

West County
1040 N. Mason Rd., Suite 124, St. Louis, MO 63141
Downtown by appointment only 4921 Parkview Pl., Suite 6G, St. Louis, MO 63110
West County Plastic Surgeons provide care for patients of
Siteman Cancer Center