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International Journal of Gynecological Cancer:
doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e3182849dba
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Risk-Reducing Salpingectomy as Preventative Strategy for Pelvic Serous Cancer

Anderson, Charles K. MD; Wallace, Shannon MD; Guiahi, Maryam MD; Sheeder, Jeanelle PhD; Behbakht, Kian MD; Spillman, Monique A. MD, PhD

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Abstract

Abstract: The systemic failure to detect early-stage ovarian cancer may be attributed to a significant amount of pelvic serous cancers arising from the fallopian tube rather than the ovarian surface epithelium. This article reviews the possibility of applying risk-reducing salpingectomy as a new paradigm for the prevention of pelvic serous cancer in both high- and low-risk women.

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