Salpingectomy: Preventing Ovarian Cancer

Recent research has shown that most, if not all, high grade serous ovarian cancers originate in the fallopian tubes. With no pronounced symptoms or tests to catch it early, ovarian cancer is usually detected in women with an average risk of cancer and in highly advanced stages. In this video, gynecologic oncologist, Rebecca Stone discusses the salpingectomy procedure, removal of the fallopian tubes, that is effective at preventing the most common form of ovarian cancer.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Rebecca Stone, MD, MS

Rebecca Stone, MD, MS

Director, The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service
Director, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program
Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Dr. Rebecca Stone is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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