New Treatment May Help Prevent Infertility

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By Robyn Nazar for eMaxHealth.com

Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be able to prevent infertility by temporarily suppressing their ovarian function with a new drug treatment, says study.

Approximately 6% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under 40 years of age and treatment significantly compromises their ability to have children in the future. In approximately 60% of cases chemotherapy regimens and hormonal treatments can cause a woman’s ovaries to go into premature menopause, which defined by the World Health Organization as no menstrual periods for 12 months.

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