Prophylactic surgery for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers

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Published: 12 Jan 2009
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Dr. William Wood, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Pre-emptive surgey to remove breasts and ovaries to prevent breast cancer in high risk BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene carrying patients; many factors to take into account in making the decision. MRI scans for high risk groups, chemoprevention and oophorectomy to prevent breast cancer.