Prophylactic Salpingectomy with Delayed Oophorectomy
MD Anderson Study Status
The goal of this clinical research study is to compare ovarian cancer screening, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO), and prophylactic salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy (PSDO). The safety of RRSO and PSDO will also be studied. Ovarian cancer screening does not involve a surgical procedure. Instead, physical exams, blood tests, and ultrasound are used to check for ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancer. The surgical procedures, RRSO and PSDO, are designed to lower your risk of ovarian cancer. In RRSO, the fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed at the same time. In PSDO, the fallopian tubes are removed and the ovaries remain in place so that the patient does not go through menopause. The ovaries are removed at a later date. The main goal of this study is to learn how many patients actually have their ovaries removed at a later date. Researchers also want to learn whether the removal of fallopian tubes will decrease the risk of ovarian cancer.
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