Ovarian Cancer Treatments

    Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers. It’s mostly detected only in later stages, when the outcomes are not good. About 10% of cases are inherited, and women can get a genetic test to find out if they carry one of the mutations that causes cancer. When that’s the case, more and more women are taking drastic measures to prevent cancer by removing their ovaries. But new considerations are now emerging that may affect women’s decisions. From WHYY’s health and science desk, Kerry Grens reports.

    Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers. It’s mostly detected only in later stages, when the outcomes are not good. About 10% of cases are inherited, and women can get a genetic test to find out if they carry one of the mutations that causes cancer. When that’s the case, more and more women are taking drastic measures to prevent cancer by removing their ovaries. But new considerations are now emerging that may affect women’s decisions. From WHYY’s health and science desk, Kerry Grens reports.

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    Read a summary of the findings on ovary removal and reducing the risk of breast cancer here.

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