hysterectomy vs. lupron plus femara
Your doctors, who know all the specifics of you med. hx and current situation are a far better source of advice in this matter than anyone over the Internet.
However, here is some information from a recent study to add to the mix along with many other consideraions:
"Some women decide to have oopherectomy if there is a family hx of ovarian cancer or they are at high risk as determined by genetic testing.
When this is not the case, however, a recent study that has raised question about the benefit of that step. Statistical analysis showed that during the 25 years of follow-up, women who had removal of normal ovaries had a higher all-cause mortality rate, mainly from coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Although there was a lower incidence of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and in fact all cancers in the women who had their ovaries removed, the risk of death from cancer was higher.
At no stage of the study was survival higher for the women whose ovaries were removed.
The increase in cardiovascular risk and mortality has been found in other studies, although none this large. For women who are not at increased risk of ovarian cancer, prophylactic ovary removal may not be beneficial, and needs to be reconsidered. Source: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY (113: 1027, '09) "
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