Monday, November 21, 2005

Fertility gets tricky after breast cancer

Rita Rubin, USA Today November 20, 2005
Fertility is an issue with most young cancer patients, but in some ways it's more complicated in breast cancer patients. Most have tumors that feed on hormones, so fertility drugs or even pregnancy itself could raise their risk of a recurrence, at least theoretically. "It's an issue, and we worry about it," says breast cancer specialist Ann Partridge at Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The little available data suggest that pregnancy does not raise recurrence risk, she says...

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