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.
New insight into breast cancer development in high-risk women

New insight into breast cancer development in high-risk women

Early surgical removal of the ovaries increases a woman's risk of neurological disorders

Early surgical removal of the ovaries increases a woman's risk of neurological disorders

Estrogen protects women's brains prior to menopause

Estrogen protects women's brains prior to menopause

Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada

Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada

Merits and risks of postmenopausal hormone therapy

Merits and risks of postmenopausal hormone therapy

Women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes can reduce cancer risk by having ovaries removed

Women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes can reduce cancer risk by having ovaries removed

Prophylactic surgery reduces the incidence of ovarian and related cancers

Prophylactic surgery reduces the incidence of ovarian and related cancers

Hormonal treatments reduce risk of cancer returning

Hormonal treatments reduce risk of cancer returning

Surgically menopausal women are at increased risk for low sexual desire

Surgically menopausal women are at increased risk for low sexual desire

Women satisfied with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

Women satisfied with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

Testosterone patch may produce modest increases in sexual desire

Testosterone patch may produce modest increases in sexual desire

National clinical trial on early detection of ovarian cancer available at Massey

National clinical trial on early detection of ovarian cancer available at Massey

Enzyme called COX-2 may promote the development of ovarian tumors

Enzyme called COX-2 may promote the development of ovarian tumors