Fertility on ice
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟬 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
A story of ground-breaking innovation in medicine that’s meeting a deep human desire: to have children. And doing it for young people diagnosed with life-threatening cancers. Around the world, a collective of scientists is helping families preserve the future fertility of their children from the ravages of chemotherapy. Carte Blanche meets one-year-old Mackenzie “Mighty Mack” Friedman, diagnosed with aggressive leukaemia at just four months old. She recently underwent surgery to remove and preserve one of her tiny ovaries before undergoing a bone marrow transplant. The growing field of oncofertility is addressing two of the most time-sensitive aspects of this little girl’s life – getting urgent cancer treatment and preserving her chance to have a baby of her own one day.