The technique has been around since the early 90s, first being used only in cases for cystic fibrosis. Now, it is approved for more than 250 conditions.
In May of 2013, Angelina Jolie went public with her decision to undergo a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy, reducing her risk of breast cancer from 87 percent to just 5 percent. As ACSH s Dr. Gil Ross said in response to her
New study may convince women with one of the BRCA mutations to have their ovaries removed: cancer risk is substantial. Why worry? Save your eggs and lose the ovaries!