Teen Celebrates First Year of Lymphoma Remission on Daffodil Day
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At the age of 16, Caitlin Toovey was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The courageous teenager had to make a rather hard decision to freeze her eggs before undergoing treatment. Egg freezing is a procedure that involves harvesting the eggs by medically freezing them and storing them in a secure space. The procedure is performed preferably before undergoing radiation, chemotherapy, or a type of surgery. Cancer has the ability to affect fertility during cancer treatment or it may surface as a side effect of treatment following remission.