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Authors

  1. Harpham, Wendy S. MD, FACP

Abstract

My recent risk-reducing oophorectomy amazed me, and not just because of the impossibly small scars. Compelled to understand why, I reflected on the differences from my earlier cancer surgeries. New insights led to new affirmations, some of which might be useful to clinicians caring for patients with a deleterious gene who choose surgery.