Oophorectomy News and Research

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Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of an ovary or ovaries. The surgery is also called ovariectomy, but this term has been traditionally used in basic science research describing the surgical removal of ovaries in laboratory animals.
HRT reduces risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations after ovary removal

HRT reduces risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations after ovary removal

Genetics in Medicine: Women who carry high-risk BRCA mutations opt for surgery

Genetics in Medicine: Women who carry high-risk BRCA mutations opt for surgery

Preventive surgery protects against breast, ovarian cancer in women carrying BRCA1, BRCA2 gene mutations

Preventive surgery protects against breast, ovarian cancer in women carrying BRCA1, BRCA2 gene mutations

Genetic testing, preventive surgeries can save women from ovarian and breast cancers

Genetic testing, preventive surgeries can save women from ovarian and breast cancers

Salpingo-oophorectomy and mastectomy decrease risk of cancer in women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations

Salpingo-oophorectomy and mastectomy decrease risk of cancer in women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations

New biomarker study explores early detection of ovarian cancer

New biomarker study explores early detection of ovarian cancer

Women who undergo bilateral oophorectomy tend to have smaller tumors

Women who undergo bilateral oophorectomy tend to have smaller tumors

Women's perceptions of sexual function after gynecologic surgery

Women's perceptions of sexual function after gynecologic surgery

Studies shed light on treatment options for women carrying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations

Studies shed light on treatment options for women carrying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations

Study finds 15-year outcomes of BCT and mastectomy similar

Study finds 15-year outcomes of BCT and mastectomy similar

Bilateral oophorectomy may do more harm than good

Bilateral oophorectomy may do more harm than good

Olympus launches new medical devices for LESS surgery

Olympus launches new medical devices for LESS surgery

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer choose surgery as a precautionary measure

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer choose surgery as a precautionary measure

Image-guided treatment helping women with tubo-ovarian abscesses avoid unnecessary surgery

Image-guided treatment helping women with tubo-ovarian abscesses avoid unnecessary surgery

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy increases risk of death, outweighs benefits

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy increases risk of death, outweighs benefits

Does exercise help prevent breast cancer?

Does exercise help prevent breast cancer?

Research confirms value of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy for women with BRCA mutations

Research confirms value of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy for women with BRCA mutations

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy

MRI's high false positive rate has little impact on women's choice of preventive mastectomy

MRI's high false positive rate has little impact on women's choice of preventive mastectomy

Benefit of removal of the ovaries differs between women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Benefit of removal of the ovaries differs between women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations