BRCA oophorectomy advice questioned

Undergoing surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations can take, however a new study suggests the timing of surgery should differ for each mutation.

The research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on Monday is the largest yet to show the power of preventive oophorectomy for women with faulty BRCA genes.

The surgery not only lowers the chances of these women developing ovarian, fallopian and peritoneal cancer by 80%, but