Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries.|
|Audience||Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations.|
|Options included||Have a prophylactic oophorectomy.
Do not have a prophylactic oophorectomy.
Try alternatives: Increased screening for ovarian cancer, birth control pills.
|Year of last update or review||2014|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.mayoclinic.com
|Health condition||Breast Cancer|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|6 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.