Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

Fertility after cancer | City of Hope
Fertility After Cancer: Your Questions Answered

August 29, 2017 | City of Hope

For many, having a family is an important phase of life after cancer. But cancer can affect the odds of conceiving a baby. Here’s what you need to know about planning for and addressing cancer-related infertility.

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breast cancer during pregnancy
Be aware of breast cancer risks during pregnancy

July 8, 2015 | City of Hope

Many women think they can't develop breast cancer while pregnant or nursing. They can. Breast cancer during pregnancy is rare, but it does happen. Women should take any lumps and changes in their breasts seriously, and have them checked out by their doctor.

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breast cancer treatment and fertility
Drug could boost chance of pregnancy after breast cancer, study suggests

March 10, 2015 | Nicole White

Breast cancer treatment can damage a woman's ability to become pregnant, making the impact on fertility one of the key factors that many consider when choosing a therapy regimen. Now a study has found that breast cancer patients treated with a hormone-blocking drug in addition to chemotherapy were less likely to experience ovarian failure and more likely to have successful pregnancies.

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Stephanie Hosford and family
'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Stephanie Hosford

December 4, 2012 | Roberta Nichols

The first in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experience... Within three days in 2007, Stephanie Hosford learned she was pregnant -- and that she had triple-negative breast cancer.

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