Decision Aid Summary

Title Ovarian Cancer: Should I Have My Ovaries Removed to Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
Audience Women who are at high risk for ovarian cancer and are thinking of having their ovaries removed to prevent it.
Options included Have surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Don't have surgery.
Year of last update or review 2015
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 Ovarian Cancer
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.