According to reports of American Association For Cancer Research, women who are at risk of ovarian and breast cancer are often going for surgical removal of ovaries and breasts respectively in order to reduce the risk.
D. Gareth Evans, lead researcher, M.D. Evans is a consultant in clinical genetics at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust and a professor at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, says,” women have their breasts and ovaries removed based on their risk. It usually happens after having genetic test and usually patients take at least seven years to come to a decision for surgery.”
Researchers conducted studies and estimated that almost 40% of women having BRAC1 and BRAC2 mutations underwent bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy. Finally, the researchers of the study suggests that careful risk counseling should be taken before taking the decision for surgery.