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Fertility and Pregnancy with Ovarian Cancer

March 12, 2021 9:42 am

  This March, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together this blog to raise awareness and help those who may be concerned about their fertility after treatment. What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. It is one of the most common types of cancer in women and mainly affects those who have been through the menopause; however it can also affect younger women. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread and at this late stage, makes the cancer more difficult to treat. This is why is it so important to raise awareness of the symptoms it can cause. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are: Persistent bloating, not bloating that... View Article

Hormone Infertility

HNG May Combat Infertility from Chemotherapy

February 1, 2016 1:09 am

Side Effects of Chemotherapy Chemotherapy can have both life-saving benefits and life-altering side effects.  It can slow cancer growth by destroying cancerous cells, yet it also can harm and destroy healthy cells in the process.  For males, side effects of chemotherapy can include a reduction in the amount of sperm they are able to produce and a decreased ability for their sperm to fertilise an egg. In a recent study, HNG (a humanin analogue) was tested in male mice who were undergoing chemotherapy to measure whether it could protect sperm output, spermatogonial stem cells, and other specific cell types called peripheral leucocytes.  What is a humanin analogue is and what does it have to do with sperm cells? HNG’s Relationship to... View Article