Tag: Breast Cancer

FERTILITY TREATMENTS AND BREAST CANCER

Many women and men have no trouble getting pregnant, but if you are reading this you are probably not one of them. In your quest to build your family, you likely have had to take medication, and endure doctor’s visits and procedures. In addition to the fear that treatment will not be successful, many patients […]

RAPID FERTILITY PRESERVATION CRITICAL TO BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL

Breast cancer in young women receives considerable attention. While cure rates are high, only a small fraction of survivors treated with chemotherapy will conceive, making fertility preservation before treatment critical. Recent Breast Cancer Research Two important studies published this week demonstrate that women with breast cancer have improved survival rates if they start cancer treatment […]

FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER

I recently was  invited to speak in front of a group of breast cancer surgeons finishing their training. In preparing for this talk, I learned that more than 11,000 women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many of these women have not had children at the time of their […]