27 June 2016

Treatment offers fertility hope for cancer sufferers

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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...