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Specialists at Children’s offer fertility preservation to young cancer patients

Specialists at Children’s offer fertility preservation to young cancer patients

Source: Northwest Cable News

A cancer diagnosis can be scary enough for any person, much less a child to deal with in the short term. However, many children who undergo successful treatment for their illness must then grapple with the long term implications of that treatment. Specialists like Leah Kroon at Seattle Children’s are now helping those children plan for the future with various forms of fertility preservation.

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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

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