2yo UK girl's ovary removed so she can have children in future

A two-year-old girl has had one of her ovaries removed and frozen so she can have children in the future.

In June, UK toddler Esmée Todd was diagnosed with Wilms tumour, a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys.

"It was terrifying to hear she had a tumour inside her, it's not the diagnosis you ever imagine a two-year-old to get," her mother Megan Edwards told the Sunday People. "I was numb."

As the treatment to save her life could leave her infertile, doctors received her parents' consent to remove an ovary to protect it.

"There is a chance of the ovaries being damaged by the treatment, so they are freezing it until she is old enough to have a baby," Edwards told the Swindon Advertiser.

She admits she was taken aback at first when doctors floated the idea, due to her daughter's young age, but says she wanted to make sure Esmée had the chance to be a mother when she's older.

"It was a hard decision but I didn't want her to be in a situation where she didn't have the option to have children," she told the Mirror.

"Until then, I'd never even thought about her having her own kids. I feel it's been the right decision for Esmée's future."


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