Middle East Fertility Society Journal
Middle East Fertility Society
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2007, pp. 153-157
Bioline Code: mf07028
Full paper language: English
Document type: View Point
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Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2007, pp. 153-157
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Fertility and fertility preservation techniques for breast cancer patients|
Breast cancer is not rare in younger women. There has been remarkable improvement in the survival rate due to progress in cancer treatment. Those treatments often cause premature ovarian failure due to massive destruction of the ovarian reserve. Early loss of ovarian function not only puts the patient at risk for menopause-related complications at a very young age but is also associated with loss of fertility. The purpose of this paper is to review the incidence of gonadal toxicity associated with adjuvant chemotherapy, fertility concerns, and the options to preserve fertility in young breast cancer survivors.
Breast cancer, premenopausal, reproduction, fertility preservation.
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