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Fertility Options Move Way Beyond Traditional Egg and Sperm Banks

Detroit Free Press,  April 9, 2011

In a fast-developing field of medicine called oncofertility, leading medical centers have expanded fertility preservation options for cancer patients to offer both traditional services like sperm and embryo banking along with newer techniques for the nation's estimated half-million American cancer survivors of reproductive age. The newest options include ways to harvest ovarian and testicular tissue from children even before they reach puberty and improvements in harvesting and freezing unfertilized eggs for cancer patients who must begin treatment immediately or who don't have a partner to fertilize the eggs.

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