Fertility Challenges and Solutions in Women with Cancer

  • Hatem A. Azim Jr
  • Isabelle Demeestere
  • Fedro A. Peccatori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Overview on Pregnancy in Cancer Survivors and Fertility Preservation Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barbara Buonomo, Hatem A. Azim Jr, Carlo Alviggi, Fedro A. Peccatori
      Pages 3-7
    3. Marieke van der Zalm, Frederic Amant, Joris van Drongelen
      Pages 17-24
    4. Javier Domingo, Antonio Pellicer
      Pages 43-54
  3. Challenges to Fertility Preservation in Women with Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Antonio Di Meglio, Ines Vaz-Luis, Barbara Pistilli
      Pages 67-80
    3. Sukhkamal B. Campbell, Terri L. Woodard
      Pages 81-92
  4. Controversial Topics in Fertility Counseling of Breast Cancer Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Volkan Turan, Kutluk Oktay
      Pages 105-115
    3. Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Edna A. Lopez-Martinez, Hatem A. Azim Jr
      Pages 117-129

About this book


This book, written by global experts in the field, provides a thorough overview on fertility and pregnancy challenges and solutions in women who are being or have been treated for cancer. The book addresses several topics, including pregnancy outcomes after a cancer diagnosis, the impacts of systemic anticancer therapy on fertility, the essentials of fertility preservation approaches in cancer patients, and fertility counseling. This is in addition to controversial topics like the role of ovarian stimulation in breast cancer patients, fertility preservation in cancer patients with BRCA mutation and the evolving role of GnRH analogues. Within this context, key open questions are discussed with reference to the latest evidence. The aim is to provide clinicians with a reliable resource that documents the most up-to-date knowledge on the feasibility and safety of the different approaches to fertility preservation and on the management of female cancer patients who would like to preserve fertility and achieve a pregnancy following their treatment.


Fertility Challenges Women with Cancer Pregnancy after cancer diagnosis Risk of infertility in breast cancer patients Ovarian Cancer Fertility preservation surgeries Cervical conisation Ovarian tissue cryopreservation Systemic anticancer therapy on fertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Hatem A. Azim Jr
    • 1
  • Isabelle Demeestere
    • 2
  • Fedro A. Peccatori
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineTecnologico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico
  2. 2.CUB-Erasme, Fertility ClinicUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Division of Gynecologic OncologyEuropean Institute of OncologyMilanItaly

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