Life is a give-and-take, isn't it? Women with genetic mutations predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer can reduce their risk by up to 80 percent by removing their ovaries before age 35. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that women with the BRCA1 mutations are more likely to survive with this dramatic procedure, which triggers permanent menopause. Women with BRCA mutations occasionally get mastectomies as a preventative measure, as Angelia Jolie announced she had this past spring.
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