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08 March 2011

Help fertility of kids with cancer

The treatment beating back nine-year-old Dylan Hanlon's cancer may also be destroying his chances of fathering his own children when he grows up.

The treatment beating back nine-year-old Dylan Hanlon's cancer may also be destroying his chances of fathering his own children when he grows up.

With childhood cancer survival reaching 80%, there is a growing need to find ways to preserve these youngsters' fertility, and patients like Dylan are on the front edge of research that is banking testicular cells and ovarian tissue to try.

 
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