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Impact of lifestyle factors on preneoplastic changes in prophylactic oophorectomies of BRCA mutation carriers

Primas, Helga ; Kroiss, Regina ; Kalteis, Karin ; Rappaport, Christine ; Muhr, Daniela ; Primas, Christian ; Kubista, Ernst ; Horvat, Reinhard ; Oefner, Peter J. ; Singer, Christian F. ; Wagner, Teresa



Abstract

BRCA mutation carriers are at high risk of developing ovarian cancer. Ovarian malignancies are usually identified at an advanced stage with poor prognosis, attributed to inadequate options of early detection. Because of its risk-reducing effect of nearly 96%, prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy is still the leading option for risk-reduction in women with a positive BRCA mutation status. The ...

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