Fertility and chemo

In news that puts science behind what younger breast cancer survivors have known for years, Dana Farber Investigators have presented a study that showed lower ovarian reserves.

Pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors who were treated with chemotherapy following surgery were more likely to have diminished ovarian reserve – the capacity of the ovaries to provide eggs capable of being fertilized – compared to women who have never had breast cancer.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/109428.php

But in some better news –

There’s a new study out showing medically induced temporary menopause may drastically increase a woman’s chance of regaining her fertility after chemotherapy.  This is a potential lifesaver for all the young women who haven’t really had many choices with treatment.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7493035.stm

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