Decision Aid Summary

Title Hysterectomy: Should I Also Have My Ovaries Removed?
Audience Women at average risk for breast and ovarian cancer having a hysterectomy.
Options included Have your uterus and your ovaries removed (hysterectomy with oophorectomy).
Have your uterus removed, but keep your ovaries (hysterectomy only).
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Hysterectomy
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
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
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.