Opportunistic Salpingectomy: What About the Role of the Ovary in Ovarian Cancer?

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A report in this issue of Cancer reviews the concept of bilateral salpingectomy as a preventive approach for high-grade serous carcinomas and describes the potential for risk reduction while limiting adverse effects of premature menopause that occur after salpingo-oophorectomy. The findings indicate that salpingectomy for risk-reduction in high-risk women remains a source of debate and requires additional research, particularly with respect to the role of the ovary in ovarian cancer progression.

See also pages 1714-20.

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