Published in Cancer Weekly, April 27th, 2004
Radiation to the abdomen of a young girl can often impair her long-term fertility because of its effects on the ovaries, uterus, and musculoskeletal system of the abdomen, spine, and pelvis. While earlier studies have highlighted the adverse impact radiation therapy can have upon the fertility of female survivors of Wilm tumor and other childhood cancers, the earlier research did not include detailed analyses of the survivors' pregnancies in relation to where they received the radiation...
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