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View in Spanish: Ooforectomía profiláctica

Prophylactic oophorectomy (PROH-fih-LAK-tik oh-oh-foh-REK-toh-mee)
Surgery intended to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by removing the ovaries before disease develops.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.