Early referral to reproductive center before surgery allows women who will undergo OS and fertility preservation
to start adjuvant chemotherapy around 3 weeks earlier than those women who were referred after surgery (11).
Historically, a major barrier in implementation of cryopreservation technology has been lack of awareness about emerging trends in fertility preservation
among oncologists, pathologists, and oncology nurses.
A lack of information about whether hormone therapy definitely prevents biologic fertility was associated with parents' willingness to delay treatment for fertility preservation
(OR, 24.57; P less than .05), yet 62% of parents said they felt their children were able to "make a meaningful decision about taking steps to preserve fertility at this point in (his/her/their) life."
There are different strategies for fertility preservation
which can be applied based on patient's age and status as well as the risk of ovarian involvement (13).
Recognition of the many barriers to fertility preservation
led to the establishment of the Oncofertility Consortium, a multi-institution group that includes Northwestern University, the University of California San Diego, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Missouri, and Oregon Health and Science University.
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in patients undergoing gonadotoxic therapy or gonadectomy: a committee opinion.
The cryopreservation of oocytes is a convenient method for fertility preservation
in sexually mature women, women without a partner, or women who refuse embryo cryopreservation because of ethical, religious or other reasons.
Silber, "Ovary cryopreservation and transplantation for fertility preservation
," Molecular Human Reproduction, vol.
Current practices in fertility preservation
in male cancer patients.
Two standard methods used are conservative or radical surgery depending upon the age, child bearing and menopausal status as well as the desire of fertility preservation
among individual patients and most importantly the histological characteristic of the tumor.11-15
Hence, fertility preservation
efforts have been discussed and undertaken with increased frequency.