New Ovarian Stimulation Technique Offers More Cancer Patients the Chance to Preserve their Fertility, University of Heidelberg Study
7/7/2008 8:36:58 AM
EurekAlert -- Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate a woman's ovaries to produce eggs for collection during the final phase of the menstrual cycle. The finding offers the chance for more women who have been diagnosed with cancer to restore their fertility following chemotherapy or radiotherapy – cancer treatments that can seriously damage the ovaries, often permanently. The findings were presented at the 24th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Barcelona today (Monday).
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