Monday, 24 November 2014

Fertility advice

Breast cancer women 'not offered fertility advice'.  BBC News, Nov 2014

Most young women diagnosed with breast cancer do not receive fertility advice, despite the fact their treatment could leave them unable to have children.
Chemotherapy can stop the ovaries working for a while or may bring on an early menopause.
Charity Breast Cancer Care, which surveyed 170 women under 45, wants all younger women to be referred to a fertility expert at diagnosis.