n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Fertility after breast cancer : more about... breast cancer

Volume 26, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



It is important that the issue of subsequent conception should not be approached when cancer therapy has been completed but discussed upfront in order to explore options for fertility preservation. Strategies include modification of the adjuvant chemotherapy regimen (such as choosing less gonadotoxic agents) or the addition of a GnRH analogue given at the same time as chemotherapy. Alternatively, patients may undergo assisted reproductive techniques just prior to chemotherapy with the option of freezing embryos or unfertilised oocytes, although the latter is currently not part of routine clinical practice due to, as yet, limited success.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error