Scientific and technological advances in the diagnosis of neoplastic disease and the introduction of increasingly accurate and personalized anti-cancer treatments have significantly improved the chances of survival of most cancer patients, particularly at a young age. Since the interest of the research community in the life prospects of young cancer survivors has been growing, a new branch of medicine has emerged in recent years that reconciles the potentially gonadotoxic treatments of cancer with the preservation of fertility: Oncofertility. The possibility of preserving one's fertility can be of great benefit for the psychological well-being of cancer patients, whose mental health is already severely tested by the cancer diagnosis. Although national and international guidelines urge doctors to start early a discussion on fertility conservation issues (reproductive counseling), still little is known as to the awareness of oncofertility by young cancer survivors and the information they receive about it.

Oncofertility: The importance of counseling for fertility preservation in cancer patients / Zaami, S.; Vergallo, G. M.; Moscatelli, M.; Napoletano, S.; Sernia, S.; La Torre, G.. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 25:22(2021), pp. 6874-6880. [10.26355/eurrev_202111_27235]

Oncofertility: The importance of counseling for fertility preservation in cancer patients

Zaami S.
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Vergallo G. M.;Moscatelli M.;Sernia S.;La Torre G.
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2021

Abstract

Scientific and technological advances in the diagnosis of neoplastic disease and the introduction of increasingly accurate and personalized anti-cancer treatments have significantly improved the chances of survival of most cancer patients, particularly at a young age. Since the interest of the research community in the life prospects of young cancer survivors has been growing, a new branch of medicine has emerged in recent years that reconciles the potentially gonadotoxic treatments of cancer with the preservation of fertility: Oncofertility. The possibility of preserving one's fertility can be of great benefit for the psychological well-being of cancer patients, whose mental health is already severely tested by the cancer diagnosis. Although national and international guidelines urge doctors to start early a discussion on fertility conservation issues (reproductive counseling), still little is known as to the awareness of oncofertility by young cancer survivors and the information they receive about it.
2021
counseling; decision-making process; mental health; oncofertility
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Oncofertility: The importance of counseling for fertility preservation in cancer patients / Zaami, S.; Vergallo, G. M.; Moscatelli, M.; Napoletano, S.; Sernia, S.; La Torre, G.. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 25:22(2021), pp. 6874-6880. [10.26355/eurrev_202111_27235]
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