Harvard Women's Health Watch

Will removing your fallopian tubes reduce your risk of ovarian cancer?

Increasingly, doctors are turning to prevention for this hard-to treat cancer. Ovarian cancer is a challenging foe. Itís often found at an advanced stage when itís difficult to treat. In recent years, researchers have learned that many cases of ovarian cancer donít even start in the ovaries. ďIt turns out that ovarian cancer is a bit of a misnomer. We think a portion of ovarian cancers actually arise from cells in the…

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