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Men’s Health Month: Good news for cancer survivors’ fertility

The rate of survival for childhood cancers has increased dramatically in the last several decades, but a serious side effect of treatment is diminished fertility later in life. A potential treatment for boys facing cancer treatment would be to harvest, … Continue reading

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Ovarian transplant technique extends fertility in cancer patients

Many cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, can irreparably harm reproductive organs, leaving patients who hope to conceive a child after treatment with few options. Some can preserve their eggs or embryos, but those procedures are not available … Continue reading

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New podcast discusses cancer and fertility preservation

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can speed up the natural decline in available eggs, thereby reducing or destroying the egg reserve. They can also harm reproductive organs, making pregnancy difficult or impossible. The risk of being infertile … Continue reading

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Scientists find new way to study endometrial diseases

Biomedical researchers have found a new way to study endometrial diseases such as endometriosis and cancer. They were able to grow three-dimensional cell structures from diseased tissue of patients. The biobank can be used to unravel the disorders and test … Continue reading

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New procedure may restore fertility in girls who survive childhood cancer

Leukemia treatments often leave girls infertile, but a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Michigan working with mice is a step toward restoring their ability to be biological mothers. Ovarian follicles are the “nests” that carry eggs and … Continue reading

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New fertility hope for childhood cancer survivors

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and since their sperm or eggs have not matured, assisted reproduction using those sperm or eggs is not an option when they become … Continue reading

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New podcast: Cancer and fertility preservation

A diagnosis of cancer is life changing, and some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can speed up the natural decline in available eggs, thereby reducing or destroying the egg reserve. It helps to know your options when considering … Continue reading

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Breast-feeding lowers cancer risk, study finds

There is strong evidence that breast-feeding can reduce women’s risk of premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancers. That’s the conclusion of a review of the latest scientific research on breast cancer, conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and … Continue reading

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Study: Fertility info lacking for cancer survivors

Many young female cancer survivors say they don’t receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds. These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want to have children but are … Continue reading

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Thyroid care critical after cancer treatment

Hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone, is a common side effect of radiation treatment for cancer. Controlling this condition after cancer is critical for fertility success, new research finds. In a study of 1,282 cancer survivors, … Continue reading

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