Hope for Maintaining Fertility Beyond Cancer Treatment

There is new hope for young women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who are concerned about the impacts of cancer treatment drugs on their future ability to have children.

For many young women undergoing breast cancer treatment, fertility and the ability to have children after cancer treatment are major concerns. Some types of chemotherapy can make it harder to get pregnant, while others cause early menopause and infertility. Results of a recent study suggest that women who take a specific ovarian suppression drug during chemotherapy are more likely to have regular periods start again after chemotherapy ends compared to women treated with chemotherapy alone.

If you’re a young woman who’s been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and are concerned about preserving your fertility, you might want to talk to your doctor about this study. Find out more at: http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/ovary-suppression-may-preserve-function

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