5 Things You Should Know About Oncofertility

Here are five things you may not know about Oncofertility: 1. The word "Oncofertility" was coined by Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff of Northwestern University to define an area of academic research and practice that concerns both oncology and reproductive medicine. Oncofertility researchers and practitioners study fertility preservation options and are innovating new ways to help people who face impaired or reduced fertility rates due to cancer. 2. Cancer and its treatment can affect a person's ability to have children. 3. We still do not completely know or understand the barriers and why a hundred percent of eligible patients are not offered fertility preservation options prior to starting cancer treatment by their healthcare team. 4. It is the oncology staff's job to present fertility preservation options to the patient. However, it is not oncology staff who actually do the process to preserve the patient's fertility. It has to be done by reproductive endocrinologists/reproductive experts. 5. An Oncofertility consortium is being developed that will change the landscape of this field. Cancer and its treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) have the ability to affect a person's experience of sexuality from mild to debilitating in psychosocial (psychological + sociological) and physiological ways. One of these ways is through reducing or impairing the person's ability to have children. Despite this, fertility preservation options are not routinely presented to patie...
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