Rehabilitation has been a staple of recovery for many illnesses, but often not after cancer treatment. Similarly, sometimes people about to undergo orthopedic surgery may be given exercises, or prehabilitation, to prepare them. A nationally known rehab specialist discusses using prehabilitation techniques for newly diagnosed cancer patients.
Infertility is often due to poor egg quality, or chromosomal damage. Some of this damage may occur in the egg's mitochondria, the cell's powerhouse. A new procedure seeks to replace mitochondria in old eggs with fresher mitochondria to improve egg quality. However, some doctors say there haven't been enough studies to know if the procedure is either safe or effective. Experts discuss.