Published in Blood Weekly, June 6th, 2002
Researchers at Children's National Medical Center found that of the 593 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL, the most common form of childhood cancer) survivors treated with then-standard cranial radiotherapy (CRT), approximately one-third had significant deficits in fertility. Fertility was measured as having a first pregnancy or fathering a pregnancy, compared with 409 brothers and sisters of the survivors, used as a control group.
"These results are...
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