Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries

Find out what to consider and what to ask your doctor when deciding whether to undergo surgery to prevent ovarian and breast cancers.

Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.


Nausea and vomiting

Tests and diagnosis

CA 125 test

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.


Treatments and drugs

Abdominal hysterectomy

Hysterectomy — surgery to remove your uterus — provides relief from many gynecologic problems. Find out what's involved if you have total or partial abdominal hysterectomy.


Fertility preservation

Wonder how cancer treatment could affect your fertility? Understand what you can do to preserve your fertility before starting treatment.

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery)

Vaginal hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy removes the uterus through the vagina to treat gynecologic conditions.

June 12, 2014