Cancer survivors may experience more challenges to adopt a child
the ONA take:
According to a recent study published online ahead of print in the journal Cancer, researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.
Many young cancer survivors often opt to adopt to a child after cancer and cancer therapies leave some patients infertile; however, not only is adoption a long and costly process, but some adoption agencies also have policies that may prevent cancer survivors from being able to adopt.
For the study, oncology nurses participating in a training program contacted and interviewed adoption agencies about the costs and requirements for adoption. the nurses found that adoption fees ranged from $3,000 to $75,000. They also found that a few agencies believed it could be discouraging for a birth mother to have an adoptive parent with a history of cancer, while others reported that a history of cancer could make birth mothers feel optimistic and confident.
The study also helped oncology nurses to become more knowledgeable about the challenges of adoption in cancer survivors, and study authors hope that this experience will help them to better inform their patients on parenthood options in the future.
Researchers have found that cancer survivors' options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies' policies.
- Immunotherapy May Benefit Some Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
- Screening Recommendations for Children with Common Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
- Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Factors Differ in Black, White Men
- New Study Questions Standard Dosage for Treating Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Superior Tolerability, Efficacy With Alectinib in Treatment-Naïve ALK-poistive NSCLC
- Survivorship Care Plans: Providing A Blueprint for Health Care After Cancer
- Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention
- Multifaceted Role of the Nurse Navigator Includes Palliative, Supportive Care
- Patient Navigators Found to Boost Lung Cancer Screening Rates
- Lack of Transfusion Services a Barrier to Hospice Care for Patients With Blood Cancers
- Aspirin Use May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Diabetes
- Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups
- Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes
- Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests in Breast Carcinoma Patients Treated With Locoregional Post-mastectomy Radiotherapy: Results of a Pilot Study
- Increases in Liver Cancer Incidence Influenced by Higher Rates of Comorbidities
Sign Up for Free e-newsletters
Regimen and Drug Listings
GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION
|Head and Neck Cancer||Regimens||Drugs|