UTERINE FUNCTION FOLLOWING RADIOTHERAPY

Grant number: 1094126 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Uptake of fertility preservation procedures (eg. egg and embryo freezing) prior to cancer treatment is increasing and women will return to use these to try to conceive. Radiation may damage the uterus and there is insufficient evidence to guide the management of those exposed to intermediate doses. The aim is to improve understanding of radiation effects on the uterus which will assist clinicians with deciding whether it can support a pregnancy, or if surrogacy should be advised.

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