New Procedure Could Help Preserve Women's Eggs

A new procedure could help women have children after cancer treatments that might leave them infertile. A study in mice found a new method for freezing eggs -- called vitrification -- kept 90 percent of the female's eggs alive after they were thawed. The one catch with this method: Women have to undergo hormone therapy before the eggs are removed.

That might not be possible for women who need to start chemotherapy or radiation immediately. Researchers stress more studies are needed. So far only one woman has had the process done.

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