Fertility

Women With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Appear to Have Successful Pregnancies

Women With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Appear to Have Successful Pregnancies

Evidence suggests that women with myeloproliferative neoplasms have a higher risk of maternal and fetal complications. In this data analysis, researchers evaluated outcomes for pregnant women with essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia, or myelofibrosis and their infants.

Fertility Risk Assessment and Preservation in Male and Female Prepubertal and Adolescent Cancer Patients

Fertility Risk Assessment and Preservation in Male and Female Prepubertal and Adolescent Cancer Patients

[Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology] Fertility preservation represents an essential part in the management of young patients with cancer who are at risk of premature gonadal failure; this research examines available data on fertility risk assessment and preservation strategies that should be addressed prior to antineoplastic therapy.

<i>BRCA1</i> Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

BRCA1 Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries,according to a recent report.

Radioactive Iodine Treatment Affects Fertility in Women With Thyroid Cancer

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In women of reproductive age who have thyroid cancer, their remaining egg supply is affected by radioactive iodine treatment, potentially reducing their fertility.

Cancer Care and Fertility Info Improves Patient Satisfaction

Cancer Care and Fertility Info Improves Patient Satisfaction

Almost all males and females who received and read the fertility information materials found them helpful.

Innovative fertility preservation strategies and programs for young adults with cancer

Innovative fertility preservation strategies and programs for young adults with cancer

[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This article reviews current effective strategies for preserving fertility and also highlights novel methods currently in development, such as gonadal tissue cryopreservation and in vitro maturation of gametes.

Reproductive Specialist Referral Warranted for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Reproductive Specialist Referral Warranted for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

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Initial cytotoxic treatment of most hematologic malignancies has been associated with fertility issues.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Stage at Diagnosis and Fertility-Sparing Treatment in Young Women With Cervical Cancer

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Stage at Diagnosis and Fertility-Sparing Treatment in Young Women With Cervical Cancer

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Both the stage of cervical cancer at diagnosis and the receipt of fertility-sparing treatment among young women age 21 to 25 years, but not among women age 26 to 34 years, is associated with the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion provision.

Hormonal Therapy May Prevent Ovarian Failure and Preserve Fertility in Patients With Breast Cancer

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Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal treatment, according to new research presented at ECC2015.

Many young cancer patients may have limited awareness of fertility preservation options

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A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer.

Many young patients with cancer may not be informed of fertility preservation options

Many young patients with cancer may not be informed of fertility preservation options

Many young patients with cancer may have limited knowledge of fertility preservation options.

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

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The inability to have children as a result of cancer treatment can be a significant loss for patients and their caregivers. These tips can help nurses guide patients as they learn to cope.

Comprehensive Preservation Program Maximizes Fertility Opportunities in Cancer Patients

Comprehensive Preservation Program Maximizes Fertility Opportunities in Cancer Patients

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Comprehensive program is addressing the nationally identified lack of discussion about the infertility risks of chemotherapy.

Fertility preservation research project seeks to serve young boys with cancer

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Young men who have a high risk of becoming sterile the option to bank a small piece of testicular tissue prior to cancer treatment.

Risk of premature menopause after Hodgkin lymphoma treatment is mapped

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Women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated their risk of premature menopause with different treatments.

Hodgkin lymphoma treatment risk of premature menopause determined

Hodgkin lymphoma treatment risk of premature menopause determined

Women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility.

Nurses should counsel patients on oncofertility issues

Nurses should counsel patients on oncofertility issues

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Cancer patients need to receive timely information and counseling regarding oncofertility issues, and oncology nurses involved in their treatment can play a major role in providing this type of care, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Hope for preserving fertility in young boys with cancer

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Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer.

Impact of fertility drugs on breast cancer risk examined

Impact of fertility drugs on breast cancer risk examined

Women with ever use of clomiphene have no increased breast cancer risk, although women undergoing multiple clomiphene cycles have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer.

Young women with breast cancer often have fertility concerns

Young women with breast cancer often have fertility concerns

Fertility concerns are common among young women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, although only a minority pursue fertility preservation strategies.

Study shows pregnancy is possible for many female childhood cancer survivors

Study shows pregnancy is possible for many female childhood cancer survivors

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Many women who are survivors of childhood cancer can become pregnant. This good news comes from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, in which nearly two-thirds of the women in the survivor group, initially unsuccessful at becoming pregnant, eventually conceived.

Freezing semen doubles chance for fatherhood after Hodgkin lymphoma

Men with Hodgkin lymphoma who want to become fathers after their cancer treatment have greatly increased chances of doing so if they have frozen and stored their semen samples beforehand, according to new research.

Fertility preservation neglected at most cancer centers

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The leading National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers may not adequately help patients protect their fertility.

Quality of life suffers with perceived infertility for female cancer survivors

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In a prospective study of female cancer survivors under age 40 years, self-opinions of fertility status based on menstrual cycle influenced quality of life (QoL) more strongly than did objective markers of ovarian reserve.

Young female patients with cancer unhappy with fertility discussions

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Young female patients with cancer are unhappy about the way fertility-preservation options are discussed with them by doctors before starting cancer treatment.

Infertility more likely for female survivors of childhood cancer

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Women who had survived childhood cancer were nearly 50% more likely to experience clinical infertility than were their siblings, according to findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Prevent premature death of eggs from chemotherapy

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Scientists have discovered why immature egg cells die from chemotherapy and how to prevent it. Their research was presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting.

Updates made to ASCO fertility preservation guidelines

Updates made to ASCO fertility preservation guidelines

American Society of Clinical Oncology updates 2006 guideline with minor revisions, including updates to the area of fertility preservation in children and adults with cancer.

New chemotherapy drug is gentler on fertility yet tougher on ovarian cancer

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A new gentler chemotherapy drug has been designed to be less toxic to a young woman's fertility. This is the first cancer drug tested while in development for its effect on fertility using a novel in vitro test.

Nanodelivery of arsenic fights lymphoma while preserving fertility

Packaging crystalline arsenic particles in a bubble of fat helps deliver the drug into lymphoma cells without damaging the ovaries.

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