Fertility Preservation Options for Women Treated for Cancer

Kelsea Lucas, Desiree Hensel

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Abstract

Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery can be damaging to reproductive organs and can decrease fertility in women of reproductive age. For women who may wish to try to preserve their fertility, it's important for clinicians to discuss potential options with women before the initiation of cancer treatment to maintain as many preservation options as possible. Embryo cryopreservation, oocyte cryopreservation and ovarian tissue cryopreservation are potential options, but most of these methods are still considered experimental and may not be an option for every woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-147
Number of pages10
JournalNursing for women's health
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Fertility
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Radiation
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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