In 2010, the American Cancer Society reports that there have been 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women in the U.S; of the women who get breast cancer every year, approximately 10 percent are women who are younger than 45. As early detection tools are currently being developed and tested, especially with the new funds from the health care reform law, this number is sure to increase. For these young women, making it through their cancer therapy and surviving the disease is a top priority. But what are the ramifications of an aggressive cancer and an equally aggressive treatment plan on a young women’s fertility?
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