endocrinology
Bone health

Bone loss in women after BRCA surgery

Bone health monitoring should be mandated in women with deleterious BRCA mutations who undergo prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, researchers say. A Canadian study of 95 women who underwent the preventive surgery at a mean age of 48 years, found bone density dropped significantly between pre-surgery DEXA scans and scans performed about one year later. Among women ...

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