Not a routine health blog.Written by a Gurgaon IVFspecialist working in an Indian Corporate Hospital (Artemis Hospital,Gurgaon with personal clinic at Nirvana Courtyard, Nirvana Country,Gurgaon)addressing various aspects ofInfertility,IVF and women health in general,Pregnancy,ups and downs of patients and doctors and their interpersonal relationships.Mostly sweet,sometimes sour,just the way life is .........
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Removal of Ovary for Ca Breast
Today I performed a Laparoscopic removal of both ovaries in a 40 years old lady.And as I had to remove the ovaries I had to remove her uterus as well.Ovaries weren't diseased.Then what was the reason for this unindicated removal of ovaries ? Well about 8 months back she was diagnosed with Ca breast and had Mastectomy followed by chemotherapy.But it is a known fact that Breast cancers can be estrogen and progesterone dependent.So for a better effect of chemotheraputic agent,tamoxifen and to reduce the recurrence of Ca Breast ,it is advised to get the ovaries removed. So if a breast cancer sufferer has completed her family or has a high chance of recurrence this rather drastic surgery can actually improve the long term prognosis of the patient. I hope it works well for her and she has many more years of her life to enjoy.