Woman's Day reports on 20 important ways to help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. Number 17 on the list notes that if you have the BRCA1 or 2 mutations, removing your ovaries decreases your risk by almost 50%. "Your ovaries produce hormones, so taking them out changes the hormonal mix," said Dahlia Sataloff, MD, director, Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital and vice chair, Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital. The article was also picked up by the Idaho Statesman and the Olympian (Washington state).
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