27 June 2016
Treatment offers fertility hope for cancer sufferers
Pioneering Southampton General Hospital treatment offers fertility hope for cancer sufferers
Women of childbearing age diagnosed with cancer can have their fertility preserved through a pioneering procedure offered by specialists in Southampton.
Clinicians in the city are among the first in the country to carry out a new technique to remove and freeze ovarian tissue containing eggs to prevent them being damaged during cancer treatments.
Now leading experts hope the new method can trigger a wider rollout of fertility preservation for thousands of women and girls on the NHS.
Fertility preservation techniques are already available but they are not suitable for all women. Read more...