Ovarian Suppression

Updated 
November 5, 2019

Ovarian suppressioninfo-icon is surgeryinfo-icon, radiation therapyinfo-icon or medicineinfo-icon that is used in premenopausalinfo-icon women to stop the ovaries from working.

Many women are diagnosed with breast cancer that is hormone receptorinfo-icon-positive, meaning it grows because of the hormones estrogeninfo-icon, progesteroneinfo-icon, or both.

Ovarian suppression stops the ovaries from producing these hormones. When paired with a hormonal therapyinfo-icon medicine called an aromatase inhibitorinfo-icon, it can significantly lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer recurrenceinfo-icon.

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