Reproductive Issues

Risk of reproductive cancers increased in daughters of women who smoked during pregnancy

Risk of reproductive cancers increased in daughters of women who smoked during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is linked to several health risks for children including low birth weight, reduced lung capacity, asthma, and obesity.

Adolescent cancer patients risk heavy menstrual bleeding

Adolescent cancer patients risk heavy menstrual bleeding

Oncologist and gynecologist should collaborate to provide appropriate treatment

Lymphoma treatment type affects sperm production

Lymphoma treatment type affects sperm production

Lymphoma treatment type and pretreatment spermatogenesis status are linked to recovery.

Gynecologists advised on the effects of specific cancer treatments

Gynecologists advised on the effects of specific cancer treatments

Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health.

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.

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.

New drug protects ovaries during chemotherapy

An immunomodulator known as AS101 has been shown to prevent ovarian follicle "burnout" in mice undergoing chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide.

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.

Breast cancer doesn't affect sexual function in women

Breast cancer doesn't affect sexual function in women

Sexual function and body image stable over 18 months for women with ductal carcinoma in situ.

Counsel patients to explore fertility preservation

Interested patients should be referred to a reproductive endocrinologist as quickly as possible after a cancer diagnosis, as some fertility-preservation options require 2 to 3 weeks to complete.

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