The Gynecologist Has a Unique Role in Providing Oncofertility Care to Young Cancer Patients.

@article{Duncan2011TheGH,
  title={The Gynecologist Has a Unique Role in Providing Oncofertility Care to Young Cancer Patients.},
  author={Francesca E Duncan and Jennifer K. Jozefik and Alison M. Kim and Jennifer E Hirshfeld-Cytron and Teresa K. Woodruff},
  journal={US obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={24-34}
}
Facing a cancer diagnosis at any age is devastating. However, young cancer patients have the added burden that life-preserving cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, may compromise their future fertility. The possibility of reproductive dysfunction as a consequence of cancer treatment has a negative impact on the quality of life of cancer survivors. The field of oncofertility, which merges the clinical specialties of oncology and reproductive endocrinology, was… CONTINUE READING