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SURVIVAL PATTERNS AFTER OOPHORECTOMY IN PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN: A POPULATION-BASED COHORT STUDY

1) Lancet Oncol. 2006 Oct;7(10):821-8
Rocca WA, Grossardt BR, de Andrade M, Malkasian GD, Melton LJ 3rd.

BACKGROUND: A statistical model of death due to ovarian cancer, breast cancer, coronary heart disease, hip fracture, and stroke has suggested that women who undergo prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy are at increased risk of death for all causes. We aimed to investigate survival patterns in a population-based sample of women who had received an oophorectomy and compare these with women who had not received an oophorectomy. more

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