Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

Today I want to take an opportunity to let you know what you can expect on the JBBC blog for this coming week. 

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This is a subject very close to my heart. Of all the loses associated with breast cancer, not being able to have a biological child has been the most devastating for me.

Improved survival rates among reproductive-age females diagnosed with cancer have increased the focus on long-term quality of life, including maintenance of the ability to conceive biological children. Standard fertility preservation strategies such as embryo and oocyte cryopreservation before the onset of therapy offer the opportunity to conserve fertility, but they may not be feasible because of the urgency to start cancer therapy, financial limitations, and a lack of access to reproductive endocrinologists. Ovarian tissue freezing is considered experimental, with limited data related to pregnancies, but it minimizes treatment delay. Studies evaluating gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues have had mixed results…

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