Preventive Mastectomies Provide Little Survival Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Preventive Mastectomies Provide Little Survival Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients, Study Finds
Mastectomies and the removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes are considered preventive measures for women carrying BRCA genetic mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer. But for women who have already had ovarian cancer, a risk-reducing mastectomy is not cost-effective and provides few survival benefits, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Current guidelines from the National Comprehensive

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