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Posted on: Feb 10, 2020 08:39AM
Some premenopausal bc patients who are concerned about losing fertility elect to have tissue (instead of eggs only) removed from one ovary and frozen. Months or years down the road, this tissue gets transplanted back into their body. The woman can then conceive either naturally or through IVF. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine calls the procedure "experimental" but I am wondering: has anyone undergone this? If so, did you have strips of tissue removed, or a whole ovary? Was your goal to preserve fertility, or to restore ovarian function following "chemopause"? In what city did you undergo the procedure? Did you ever return to the clinic to have the tissue (or whole ovary) transplanted back in? Thank you.