Fertility preservation in women with cancer

Sanghoon Lee, Jae Yun Song, Seung Yup Ku, Sun Haeng Kim, Tak Kim

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    Abstract

    Fertility preservation (FP) is an effort to retain the fertility of cancer patients, and as an emerging discipline, it plays a central role in cancer care. Because of improvement in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, an increasingly large number of patients are surviving with cancer. FP specialists should make an effort to spread the significance of FP among reproductive women with cancer and provide appropriate education both for associated physicians and for cancer patients who wish to preserve their fertility. Physicians who take part in the initial diagnosis and management of cancer should consider the importance of early referral of young cancer patients to FP specialists and take care of those patients by providing timely information and appropriate counseling. Individualized treatment strategies should be delivered depending on the patient's situation with appropriate team approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)46-51
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
    Volume39
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

    Keywords

    • Cancer
    • Fertility preservation
    • Physicians
    • Referral
    • Women

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Reproductive Medicine

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