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Fertility preservation tied to better reproductive outcomes after breast cancer


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Journal
JAMA Oncology
Reuters Health - 01/12/2020 - Women with breast cancer who undergo fertility preservation are more likely than those who don't to have successful assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments and live births, without added mortality risk, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 425 women diagnosed with breast cancer who underwent fertility preservation in Sweden between 1994 and 2017, as well as data on a cohort of 850 women matched by age, county, and time of breast cancer diagnosis who didn't undergo fertility preservation. Women who received fertility preservation had higher live birth rates (adjusted hazard ratio 2.3) and higher rates of ART use (aHR 4.8) than women who didn't receive fertility preservation. All-cause mortality was also lower for the fertility preservation group (aHR 0.4). "For a young woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer, the future chances to create a family are importantly diminished if she does not undergo fertil...


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