Which doctors best reduce ovarian cancer risk?

A US study finds a difference between gynaecological oncologists and O&Gs

Most gynaecological oncologists adhere to surgical guidelines for risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, unlike more than half of other obstetrician-gynaecologists, US researchers report.

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The researchers examined adherence to US guidelines in women with a pathogenic BRCA mutation who were undergoing risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy.

According to these guidelines, the surgical protocol requires complete resection of the fallopian tube, collection of pelvic washings, ligation of the ovarian vessels 2-3cm proximal to the ovary, and

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