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If I Have Ovarian Cancer Can I Still Have Children?

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American Society for Reproductive Medicine

International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination

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Fertility Options for Women With Ovarian Cancer. University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia. Retrieved Sept. 6, 2015.
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=3...

Early Ovarian Cancer: Saving Fertility? WebMD. c Retrieved Sept. 6, 2015.
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Your fertility options. Ovarian Cancer Action. Retrieved Sept. 6, 2015.
http://ovarian.org.uk/about-ovarian-cancer/younger-women/ovarian-cancer-...

An IVF world-first: 'Infertile' cancer survivor is pregnant with twins after ovarian tissue transplanted into her abdomen GROWS eggs. Daily Mail.com. Retrieved Sept. 6, 2015.
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Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues.

Edited by Jody Smith

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It made me think about this gril which had the ovarian tissue transplant before having chemo and radio therapy for the cancer. You can read about it here: http://www.eggdonationfriends.com/ovarian-tissue-transplant-the-new-hope/

September 9, 2015 - 11:32am
HERWriter (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon,

 

I read about her while researching this article.  I believe she had the transplant after chemo and radiation. She had had her ovarian removed while she was very young age 13 and it was transplanted many years later to try and have kids. 

I don't know anything about this site you have linked but I caution everyone to do very thorough research before agreeing to a procedure that may not work or may get in the way of proper treatment for ovarian cancer.

take care,

Michele

 

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