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Topic: Preventive Ovary Removal for BRCA+ Leads to Lower Bone Density

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019 04:43PM

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Preventive Ovary Removal in Women With BRCA Mutation Leads to Lower Bone Density
August 13, 2019

Women with a BRCA mutation who have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed preventively are likely to have lower bone density after surgery, especially if a woman is premenopausal at the time of surgery. Read more...

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Aug 17, 2019 01:31PM viewfinder wrote:

Oh no! More bad news for my sister??

About six weeks ago, she had a double mastectomy and a prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. They wanted to remove her uterus too, but she said no at this time because it would interfere with her work for too long. She only had cancer in her right breast but she's triple negative and has the BRCA1 gene. She's postmenopausal but that doesn't take her out of the woods.

Thanks for the article. I'll make sure to send a link to it to my sister.

"You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion. – C. S. Lewis Dx 4/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+, HER2+ Surgery 6/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/13/2018 Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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