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Surgery to reduce risk of breast or ovarian cancer  
Abstract:  This handout explains preventive surgery to reduce the risk of breast or ovarian cancer, for women who are at high risk for these health concerns. It emphasizes that this is not urgent surgery, and that there are other options for preventing cancer and catching it early.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2001, May 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Cancer Center
General Topics:  Surgery; Health Promotion & Disease Prevention; Cancer
Specific Subject(s):  Ovarian Cancer; Oophorectomy; Mastectomy; Lifestyle; Breast Cancer
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Women; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3567

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