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Does ovarian cancer risk necessitate ovary removal?

 

The risk of ovarian cancer is real, even for women who don’t have a mutation of the BRCA1 gene. There currently isn’t a good screening test for ovarian cancer which means diagnosis sometimes arrives when the disease is in its later stages. For most women, ovaries can be removed endoscopically -- and whether or not the uterus is removed along with it is up to the individual. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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