Fertility issues: unlocking new options for people with cancer
Cancer treatment often causes infertility, but a pre-planning intervention can ease the transition into the overlooked conversation on fertility preservation
Cancer survival rates have doubled in the UK in the past 40 years, resulting in 50% of people with cancer living ten years after diagnosis. A significant quality of life issue for survivors is the preservation of fertility to fulfil hopes of having a biological child of their own.
Cancer treatment, by its nature, often leads to infertility from injury to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis, damage or surgical resection of reproductive organs and administration of gonadotoxic therapies, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Preserve biological parenthood
Suitable pre-treatment planning and intervention can preserve biological parenthood for many children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with cancer.
Vast improvements in fertility preservation have unlocked new options for many who would have been rendered sterile...
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