How long after receiving chemotherapy should patients wait to have unprotected sex?
Collaboration with fertility nurse specialists can improve the timeliness of fertility consultations for patients of reproductive potential with cancer, a project presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference has shown.
In this companion piece to our November column, we discuss the unique challenges to preserving the fertility of female patients with cancer and current options.
Increasing survival rates for AYA patients with cancer have heightened the importance of discussing fertility preservation options. In this column, we review the options for male patients and the significance of including a discussion of them as part of treatment planning.
This study explored the potential for pregnancy and breastfeeding among women who survived breast cancer, particularly those with ER-positive disease, and the impact of pregnancy on disease recurrence.
Girls and women aged 39 years and younger may be up to 38% less likely to achieve pregnancy after surviving cancer vs patients who have never had cancer.
Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.
The use of cytokine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) may help to preserve fertility in male patients with cancer, according to research.
Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) may be employed to protect ovaries from the effects of chemotherapy, according to research done with mice.
In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) offers hope for patients and survivors coping with disease-related and treatment-induced infertility, as well as providing a potentially unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells. However, legal and ethical issues need to be addressed before its widespread clinical use.
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 PatientsJuly 29, 2016
[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.
The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries,according to a recent report.
In women of reproductive age who have thyroid cancer, their remaining egg supply is affected by radioactive iodine treatment, potentially reducing their fertility.
Almost all males and females who received and read the fertility information materials found them helpful.
[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.
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 CancerNovember 30, 2015
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.
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.
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 have limited knowledge of fertility preservation options.
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 program is addressing the nationally identified lack of discussion about the infertility risks of chemotherapy.
Young men who have a high risk of becoming sterile the option to bank a small piece of testicular tissue prior to cancer treatment.
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.
Women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility.
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.
Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer.
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.
Fertility concerns are common among young women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, although only a minority pursue fertility preservation strategies.
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