Current status of prophylactic surgery for hereditary breast and gynecologic cancers

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Abstract

Given the limitations regarding the impact of screening and the uncertainties concerning chemoprevention for women with significant genetic susceptibilities to breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers, recent research and publications on prophylactic surgery for cancer prevention and improved long-term survival for women at hereditary risk have increasing importance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Breast Neoplasms
Chemoprevention
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Endometrial Neoplasms
Ovarian Neoplasms
Uncertainty
Publications
Survival
Research
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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