Ovarian Tissue Transplant followed by Successful IVF Creates Future Fertility Hope for Ovarian Cancer Survivors
An ovarian cancer survivor in Australia, Vali, is 26-weeks pregnant after being told she was infertile due to ovarian cancer treatments. “The sample of Vali’s ovarian tissue was taken from her cancer-free ovary through keyhole surgery and frozen. Seven years later, the tissue was grafted onto the left and right sides of the front wall of her abdomen. After a few months the tissue started working, and with a gentle dose of hormone treatment produced follicles and two single eggs. Both were fertilized, implanted, and became viable pregnancies.