📩 10/10/2023 12:11
Anadolu Health Center Gynecology, Obstetrics and In Vitro Fertilization Specialist Op. Dr. Ebru Öztürk Öksüz made statements about breast cancer treatment.
Sharing that there have been very important developments in the field of medicine due to the development of technology and that one of these areas of development is in vitro fertilization, Anadolu Health Center Gynecology, Obstetrics and In Vitro Fertilization Specialist Op. Dr. Ebru Öztürk Öksüz: “There are two very important factors that affect pregnancy, egg and sperm quality. This quality decreases with age. In addition, cancer, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments also negatively affect egg tissue. At this point, it is very important for young patients diagnosed with breast cancer to get support from an in vitro fertilization specialist before starting treatment, if they want to get pregnant. “Patients should also be informed about this.” he said.
“Egg freezing does not require a long time”
Reminding that egg freezing is not a process that requires a long time, Dr. Ebru Öztürk Öksüz said, “Treatment can be started at any period of menstruation. Our goal is to stimulate the eggs with hormone therapy and bring them to a certain number and maturity. We achieve the desired development in approximately 10-11 days and proceed to the egg collection process. Once the eggs are collected, we freeze our good quality eggs. Briefly, we can say that the treatment lasts approximately 14 days. “With egg freezing, breast cancer patients also have the chance to become mothers after their treatment is completed.” she said.