What is Oncofertility?
Oncofertility is a subfield that bridges oncology and reproductive research to explore and expand options for the reproductive future of cancer survivors. The Oncofertility Consortium ® is an international, interdisciplinary initiative designed to address the complex health care and quality of life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or treatment.
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Cancer survival rates have been increasing over the past 30 years.
This means that a diagnosis of cancer should not necessarily be associated with impending death or giving up hope of survival.
Five-year cancer survival rates over the past 30 years have increased from 56 to 64% for adults and 56–75% for pediatric and adolescent cancers. As a result, there are approximately 450,000 cancer survivors in the current population between the ages of 19 and 39.
That means men, women and children can look forward to life after cancer, yet many may face the possibility of infertility as a result of the disease itself or these lifesaving treatments. So please, have The Talk.
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