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Female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to achieve pregnancy than women in general populat

20:00 EDT 2 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) For the first time, a large population study has quantified the chance of pregnancy after treatment for cancer diagnosed in girls and women aged 39 or under. This landmark study, which linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancy, found that the cancer survivors were 38 percent less likely to achieve a pregnancy than women in the general population. This detrimental effect on fertility was evident in almost all types of cancer diagnosed.

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