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A friend was told to freeze her ovaries or ovarian tissue before her chemotherapy (for breast cancer), is this a common practice or still experimental?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Common practice: Yes this is common for women of child bearing age who wish to have children in the future, because chemotherapy can affect the ovaries and make a woman infertile.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Great option: This is a great option for women interested in having children. Your oncologist should send you to a infertility specialist who can work with your oncology team. Care can be coordinated so that treatment can begin while eggs are harvested.

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