Impact of cancer therapy on the reproductive axis.

@article{Mller2003ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of cancer therapy on the reproductive axis.},
  author={J\orn M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Hormone research},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 Suppl 1},
  pages={12-20}
}
Cancer therapy includes surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation. Depending on the diagnosis, the location of the neoplasm and the age of the patient, these treatment modalities may be given alone or in combination. All forms of cancer therapy can affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The long-term consequences for reproductive function depend on several aspects. The sex of the patient is important, since ovarian and testicular function differ significantly. Sex hormone production in the… CONTINUE READING
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