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Five Best Practices in Fertility Preservation for a Young Breast Cancer Patient

A blog by Kara Nguyen, MD, MPH, RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth, member of Fertile Hope & The Alliance for Fertility Preservation, January 6, 2016

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 US women and about 20% of cases are in women less than age 50, according to the American Cancer Society. Better screening programs and early detection has helped improve the prognosis. Intensive research, better surgical treatment, and effective chemotherapy have allowed these patients to have better quality of life as well as life expectancy. Unfortunately the treatment can also greatly limit the patient’s reproductive ability due to toxic effects to the ovaries. The best state-of-the-art fertility centers follow these 5 practices to preserve a woman’s future fertility.

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