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Volume 41, Issue 1
Publication date: July 1, 2015
Expiration date: July 1, 2018

Prevention of Ovarian Cancer
Edward R. Kost, MD (Moderator)
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Kevin L. Hall, MD
Clinical Professor and Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

J. Brian Szender, MD, MS
Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Discuss the importance of primary prevention of ovarian cancer.
2. List the hereditary cancer syndromes associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
3. Discuss strategies used to prevent ovarian cancer in high-risk patients.
4. Outline the risks and benefits of risk-reducing oophorectomy in women at increased risk for ovarian cancer.
5. Describe the rationale behind opportunistic salpingectomy.
6. List the limitations of screening for ovarian cancer in women at average risk for ovarian cancer.


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