After Cancer, Fertility Is Often Within Reach

September 24, 2013

Support for cancer survivors

At one time, oncologists rarely worried about the reproductive side effects of treatment because so few pediatric patients survived. But as more children with cancer live into adulthood, the landscape has changed, The New York Times reports. Doctors now offer many patients preservation options at the time of diagnosis. And researchers – including Lisa Diller, chief medical officer of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s – find that for many female survivors, the odds of eventually conceiving are surprisingly good even if they tried unsuccessfully for a year to get pregnant.

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