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Younger Women With Endometrial Cancer Can Safely Keep Ovaries, Avoid Early Menopause, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Study  
1/30/2009 7:48:41 AM

ASCO -- In the largest study to date on the safety of ovarian preservation in women aged 45 and younger who were surgically treated for early-stage endometrial cancer, researchers have found that there is no survival benefit associated with surgical removal of the ovaries, compared to women whose ovaries were left intact. Leaving the ovaries in place could spare many women from the side effects of surgery-induced early menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, as well as the long-term increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and hip fractures.
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