Impact Of Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy On Non-Cancer Outcomes In Young High-Risk Women: A Multicentre Prospective Study

Grant number: 1048023 | Funding period: 2013 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Growing numbers of Australian women are being identified at increased inherited risk of ovarian cancer. Removing the ovaries and Fallopian tubes (BSO) is currently the only effective prevention and is recommended by the age of 40. This surgery may have profound effects on sexual, physical and emotional health. Our study will be the first to prospectively measure the impact of BSO on these outcomes. Our findings will provide new information to assist decision making and develop evidence-based follow-up protocols.