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Breast Cancer
Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer

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Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries

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Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries Prophylactic oophorectomy (oh-oaf-uh-REK-tuh-me) significantly reduces your odds of developing breast cancer and ova READ MORE
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/WO00095

Prophylactic mastectomy: Breast cancer prevention for high-risk women

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Prophylactic mastectomy: Breast cancer prevention for high-risk women Prophylactic mastectomy may reduce your risk of breast cancer. Learn how doctors assess breast cancer risk and how a mastectomy m READ MORE
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prophylactic-mastectomy/WO00060
Preventative Surgery: Reducing Breast Cancer Risk may be possible. There are drugs such as Tamoxifen or Raloxifene that can be used to help lessen the risk of developing breast cancer. Using this type of drug is called chemoprevention. A mastectomy is also considered a way to reduce the risk of breast cancer, but some people consider it a radical prevention method.
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