Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cancer Patients Learn How to Preserve Fertility

Freezing eggs is not the only option available for doctors who are trying to preserve a cancer patient's fertility.

Minimizing the damage to the ovaries during radiation or chemotherapy is key, so some doctors use an experimental laparoscopic procedure to remove one or both of the ovaries before radiation in the pelvic area. The ovaries are frozen, then put back when the cancer treatment is completed.


1 comment:

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Thank you for sharing this article!!

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