Fertility preservation options for young women with breast cancer.

@article{Hulvat2011FertilityPO,
  title={Fertility preservation options for young women with breast cancer.},
  author={Melissa C. Hulvat and Jacqueline S. Jeruss},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          174-82
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW With improved treatments for breast cancer forming a large community of young survivors, quality-of-life issues including fertility are becoming more important. Oncologists, whose treatments may put their young patient's fertility at risk, must be aware of the existing options for fertility preservation. RECENT FINDINGS Many commonly used chemotherapeutic agents diminish a woman's ovarian function. The mechanisms for this damage include follicular apoptosis and cortical… CONTINUE READING

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