This Medical Advancement is Huge for Women
Young people diagnosed with cancer face incredible hurdles during treatment, and for many women, the fear that they won't get pregnant after harmful chemotherapy. Yet a new, artificial ovary could help women conceive, according to The Guardian.
WHY IT MATTERS:
Chemotherapy and other cancer therapies can often be fertility-damaging for women who want to have children after cancer treatment. Using human tissue and eggs, doctors have created an artificial ovary.
A lab-made ovary developed in Copenhagen is raising the hopes that women could potentially use this approach to have children following harsh chemo-and radiotherapy treatments. And now, for the first time, scientists are seeing proof that artificial ovaries can hold early-stage eggs.
WHAT TO DO:
Stay tuned. It's still too early in development and with some cancers there needs to be more research. However this could be a reassuring alternative to IVF, experts say.