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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy


FertilityChemotherapy for young women with breast cancer has a serious permanent side effect: infertility due to irreversible damage to the ovaries.

But a new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage and go on to have children later.

Researchers presented results of the study, called the Prevention of Early Menopause Study (POEMS) today at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Learn more.