Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Chapter

Abstract

Patients exposed to gonadotoxic cancer treatments are at risk for impaired future fertility. Due to improvements in long-term survival, fertility preservation has become increasingly important to both patients and practitioners. This chapter reviews the risks of infertility associated with various cancer treatments and fertility preservation options for both male and female patients, as well as considerations for pregnancy and survivorship care after cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords

Lymphoma Estrogen Osteoporosis Doxorubicin Tamoxifen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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