Preserving the Fertility of Young Chemo Patients - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Preserving the Fertility of Young Chemo Patients

The Children’s Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation program at Cincinnati Children’s is giving patients in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute the option to preserve reproductive tissue to give patients a better chance of having children later in life.

“We want to provide an understanding of the risk that a particular diagnosis and its proposed treatment may have on a patient’s pubertal development and future fertility,” says Lesley Breech, MD, director of the division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s. “Girls even less than one year of age are possible candidates for fertility preservation, and pre-pubertal boys are candidates for testicular tissue cryopreservation, because radiation and chemotherapy can impair fertility in boys, too.”

Read more about the Children’s Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation program at WVXU.com.

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