Healthy Living: Fertility
For families of children with cancer, the focus is always on getting better no matter what.
But sometimes the chemotherapy that saves their lives can kill their chances of ever being able to have kids of their own.
Now, an experimental procedure is giving them hope.
For Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway shows us how U.S. doctors are working to preserve fertility in cancer patients as young as five months old.
There are only 18 hospitals in the country that offer the ability to freeze ovarian or testicular tissue.
A pregnancy using eggs from frozen ovary tissue has not been done in the U.S. However, last year in Belgium a 28-year-old cancer survivor gave birth after doctors restored her fertility using frozen ovary tissue removed when she was just 13 years old.