New research shows women with a high risk of gene mutation can reduce their risk of death by 77% if they have their ovaries removed by age 35.
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Thank you very much, David.
New research shows women with a high-risk gene mutation can reduce their risk of death by 77% if they have their ovaries removed by the age of 35.
The study involves the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes.
It gives us more information and more hard data to provide the patients to guide their treatments decisions and their timing decisions for these surgeries.
Angeline Jolie, who has the faulty gene, had a double mastectomy last year to reduce her risk of breast cancer.