Cancer Survivor’s Fertility Preservation Miracle


Melanie Macleod’s triumphant tale, featuring RSC’s Dr. Mary Hinckley

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After a devastating breast cancer diagnosis and a double mastectomy at an early age, Melanie Macleod then faced chemotherapy. Melanie chronicled her journey to fulfill her dream of having a second child on the Bay Area’s Fox KTVU. View the news video below.

Melanie was concerned about chemo’s potential effect on her fertility so she went to see Dr. Mary Hinckley here at Reproductive Science Center. Dr. Hinckley determined that Melanie had a 12-week window in which to preserve her eggs before she began the chemotherapy treatments. In addition to the news clip, you can read more of Melanie’s story in her own words on our website.