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Latest Fertility preservation Stories

2008-08-11 12:01:13

Thirty-two year old Yissel Soto, an officer in the United States Army, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2008 and due to necessary treatment faced the additional heartache of losing her reproductive potential. Sadly, this is a common struggle for the 130,000 people each year in the US, diagnosed with cancer in the prime reproductive years and until recently, have had few fertility preservation options available to them. After learning that the military IVF center was not able...

2008-07-28 06:00:25

By Emma Pomfet; Barry Nelson report What was once science fiction became science fact 30 years ago today when a remarkable baby was born. Emma Pomfet and Barry Nelson report AMID the popping of champagne corks and global praise for the doctors who rewrote infertility history, the world?s very first ?testtube? baby, Louise Brown, will celebrate her 30th birthday today. However, despite huge technological advances and the publication of Government guidelines on state-funded IVF treatment...

2008-07-20 03:00:43

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Jennifer Smith always knew she wanted to have a house full of children someday. But two months ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer threw that plan into serious jeopardy. Smith's cancer was aggressive. She had to start chemotherapy right away. And the cancer-killing drugs could damage her ovaries, drastically reducing her chances of ever becoming pregnant. So the 25-year-old Roeland Park, Kan., woman decided to take a chance on an unproven but promising experimental...

2008-07-08 12:01:16

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank (CCB), a world leader in reproductive tissue banking, and The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), one of the nation's largest advocacy organizations for survivors in their 20s and 30s, announced today their partnership to increase awareness of the fertility preservation options and additional support resources available to survivors in their childbearing years. Their partnership will include a national outreach campaign...

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2008-06-15 15:10:00

WHEN HE HEARD THE DIAGNOSIS -- prostate cancer, surgery needed -- Neal Rosenblum was crushed that the treatment would destroy his ability to have more children. Now a year later, the self-employed Hollywood engineer and inventor lives cancer-free, and he and his wife last week tried for a baby through in-vitro fertilization using his sperm frozen before the surgery left him sterile. Rosenblum, 41, is one of a growing number of young cancer patients freezing sperm and eggs in case surgery,...

2007-04-16 09:00:42

The Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) will host the third annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium where physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and scientists will meet to discuss new concepts, techniques and challenges in the field of reproductive medicine. This forum will collectively bring together medical experts to help advance the field of assisted reproductive technology. The Midwest Reproductive Symposium (MRS) is an educational event that began in 2005 to promote the...

2006-08-15 14:11:26

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study of women with ovarian cancer undergoing chemotherapy shows that those with a more optimistic outlook were less distressed and had a better quality of life. The study team also found that higher levels of optimism at the start of treatment were associated with greater declines in cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) levels during treatment. Declines in CA 125 have been used to predict the likelihood of remission and survival in ovarian...

2006-07-25 00:30:00

NEW YORK -- In vitro fertilization (IVF), a popular type of test tube fertility technique, is less likely be successful in the mother's eggs have been frozen and stored, researchers report in the journal Fertility and Sterility. With IVF, the egg is fertilized by the sperm outside the body and the resulting embryo is placed in the mother. The egg may be relatively fresh or it may have been obtained in the past and frozen until ready for use. This latter approach allows women with certain...

2006-06-19 07:46:21

By Patricia Reaney PRAGUE (Reuters) - A new method of freezing human eggs could enable many more women, particularly young cancer patients, to have children, Japanese fertility experts said on Monday. Unlike sperm which can be easily frozen, thawed and used in fertility treatments, women's eggs are very fragile and are often damaged when they are thawed. Only about 150 babies worldwide, including three in Britain, have been born from eggs that have been frozen and thawed. But...

2006-02-20 10:30:00

NEW YORK -- Sperm banking is possible for most teens with cancer who must undergo fertility-impairing treatment, British researchers report. Several types of chemotherapy can damage the sperm-producing portion of the testes, while radiation of the testicular area can also lead to infertility, For this reason, infertility is very common among male survivors of childhood cancer. Freezing sperm obtained by masturbation is the most widely available method for fertility preservation, and patients...