Limit Your Infertility Risk After Breast Cancer
Young women battling breast cancer have their whole lives ahead of them. That includes motherhood for some.
Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for early stage breast cancer. Ovarian failure, or the development of early menopause, is a common long-term side effect of chemotherapy. The ovaries no longer produce eggs that leads to conceiving a child.
Research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights a new option for preserving fertility: a series of shots that help protect the ovaries from chemotherapy.