Hysterectomy and Health Risks: if given a Choice, you should Keep your Ovaries

Ovary Removal tied to Colon Cancer Risk

When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries: study” …Tens of thousands of women each year have their ovaries taken out during a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus… Researchers found that women’s risk of ovarian cancer diminished when their ovaries were removed, but their risks of dying from other, more common causes rose… Based on the results, it looks like, if given a choice, you should keep your ovaries, said Leslie Bernstein, a professor at City of Hope cancer center…”

Read the analysis When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries
by Kerry Grens.

Article sources: Long-Term Mortality Associated With Oophorectomy Compared With Ovarian Conservation in the Nurses’ Health Study.

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