WABC-TV - "Preventing Cancer by Surgically Removing Ovaries"
Preventing cancer by surgically removing ovaries is a decision that some women face.
The decision is not easy to make, but as director of the Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, David Fishman, MD says women should know it's an option. "Depending on the mutation, a woman's risk for ovarian cancer can be 40 percent to 60 percent higher than that of someone who does not have the mutation," Dr. Fishman said. Learn More