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Programs help cancer patients at risk of losing their fertility

A San Francisco Chronicle article today looks at fertility preservation, a field "devoted to helping [cancer patients] protect their ability to have children before starting toxic but lifesaving drug treatments that may damage their reproductive organs." The piece discusses recent advances in the field and current options for women about to undergo chemotherapy, and it highlights work being done at UCSF and Stanford.

For more on the subject, my colleague Ruthann Richter wrote about the launch of Stanford's egg-freezing program back in 2000.

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