Fertility counseling of young breast cancer patients.

  title={Fertility counseling of young breast cancer patients.},
  author={Matteo Lambertini and Paola Anserini and Alessia Levaggi and Francesca Poggio and Lucia Del Mastro},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
Approximately 6% of women with breast cancer are diagnosed before the age of 40. Young age is an independent predictor of adverse outcome and most young breast cancer patients receive systemic treatment with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or both. The loss or impairment of fertility is a potential side effect of antineoplastic treatments. Due to the rising trend to delaying pregnancy in life, an increasing proportion of young cancer patients who are yet to have a pregnancy will face the problem… CONTINUE READING
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