Transcript for New Fertility Treatment Gives Women Hope
Also on our "Heat index" this morning, a new fertility treatment. This new procedure gives women an alternative to freezing their eggs. Reena ninan has our story. Reporter: Little brant is a typical 4-year-old. Curious. Emergencyic. Adorab adorable. Reporter: Grant was one of the first babies conceived with frozen ovary tissue. It's a relatively new concept. Enabling women to freeze up to hundreds of thousands of eggs. When Amy was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. I didn't think this had much likelihood of working. It was very experimental. But it was all we could do for us. Reporter: 12 years later, she returned to have her frozen ovary Tish you reimplanted. In a matter of months, grant was conceived the old-fashioned way. Ovary freezing has worked successfully for three of the four patients he's tried it on. The procedure costed around $10 cloushgs. For "Good morning America," Reena ninan, ABC news, New York. Joining us now is ABC news senior medical contributor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. The women said she considers it a miracle. I think it's the wonder of modern medicine. It's been around 15 years. It's not mainstream yet. We all heard about freezing eggs. Where the individual eggs are extracted with a needle. This is taking part or the entire ovary out of the body. Freezing it and reimplanting it. It starts its blood supply. When you try to reattach the ovary, would there be car tiss tissue? There will be scar tissue. When the ovary released an egg. It comes out and goes into the fill lopian tube. It's not mainstream. Any other drawbacks. The biggest drawback, right now, this is being used in engofer tillty. It's used in a woman who has been treated for cancer. The real concern is when you reimplant that ovary, could you be reintroduing microskapic cancer? It's available in this country. Stay tuned. Let's go outside to Michael right now, getting a little
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