Preventing Ovarian Cancer
Fallopian Tube Removal May Prevent Ovarian Cancer
Cancer researchers are discovering that removing the fallopian tubes during routine gynecological and abdominal surgeries can prevent or significantly reduce a woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer. That's because there is more and more evidence that ovarian cancer actually begins in the fallopian tubes.
Therefore, Legacy Cancer Institute recommends that certain women have their fallopian tubes removed as a way to prevent future ovarian cancer.
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