To save content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about saving content to .
To save content items to your Kindle, first ensure firstname.lastname@example.org
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about saving to your Kindle.
Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
The relocation of ovaries for their protection in women diagnosed with cancer in the pelvis was mentioned as early as 1958 by McCall et al. At that time, the procedure was termed oophoropexy and considered to be revolutionary, controversial and "cutting edge" fertility preservation. Ovarian function is compromised when damaged during surgery, exposed to radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Chemotherapy has been found to have a highly variable chance of acute ovarian failure. In general, for gynecological malignancies, cervical and uterine cancers are the most likely indications for adjuvant or definitive radiation treatment to the pelvis, but pelvic radiation is also done for Hodgkin's lymphoma, pediatric sarcomas and rectal cancer. Ovarian function is almost guaranteed to be entirely lost without some intervention before pelvic radiation therapy. Ovarian transposition is a relatively simple option that should be considered with all patients at risk for ovarian failure due to radiation.