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Prophylactic oophorectomy or hysterectomy?

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Question from Sarah: I was diagnosed a year and a half ago with hormone-positive breast cancer and went through dose-dense treatment, etc. Now I have found out that I am positive for the BRCA2 mutation. I am making plans to have a prophylactic oophorectomy and hope to have it done laparoscopically [through a belly-button incision]. Is it enough to just get the ovaries and fallopian tubes removed or should I consider a full hysterectomy?
Answers - Lynn Hartmann Generally, we recommend the removal of ovaries and tubes and a thorough evaluation by the surgeon. A hysterectomy is not routinely recommended although for some women this is preferred. Again, this needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis, but it is not necessarily done routinely.

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