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Oncofertility pp 103-110 | Cite as

Placing the History of Oncofertility

  • Sarah Rodriguez
Chapter
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 156)

Abstract

On Fertile Hope’s website, Cathy, who at 35 was diagnosed with cervical cancer, shared her feelings and thoughts about her double diagnosis of cancer and infertility. At the time of her cancer diagnosis, Cathy had been married for 3 years and she and her husband had been trying to conceive for 2 years. Following their first attempt using Clomid and insemination, Cathy got pregnant with twins. Their joy abruptly ended, however, when 4 months into her pregnancy Cathy learned she had cervical cancer; her oncologist recommended an immediate hysterectomy.

Keywords

Cervical Cancer Assisted Reproductive Technology Late Nineteenth Century Fertility Preservation Fertility Preservation Option 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the Oncofertility Consortium NIH 8UL1DE019587, 5RL1HD058296.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oncofertility Consortium and Center for Bioethics, Science & Society, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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