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The Northwestern Community (university, hospital, faculty foundation, etc.) is extremely comprehensive, and offers so much in the realm of cancer care. We like to think that we're a one stop shop for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis - taking care of patients' physical, mental, and...

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Recently, one of our friends and cancer advocates, Jonny Imerman, was featured on...

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There are 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States that affect individuals and their families and nearly 3 million children live with a parent who has cancer. Often, support is available for...

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Around 10% of all people diagnosed with cancer are in their reproductive or pre-reproductive years (under age 45). This means that, each year, approximately 133,000 women, men, and children who are diagnosed with cancer are at risk for infertility due to the very treatments (e.g. chemotherapy,...

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Suleika Jaouad is a 24-year-old writer from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Her column, “Life, Interrupted,” appears weekly in the...

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Over the last twenty years, advances in fertility preservation techniques have made oncofertility more accessible to women diagnosed with cancer or other fertility impacting diseases....

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We now bring to you a guest blog from the cancer advocacy group Navigating Cancer Survivorship, which provides education and resources to health care professionals, survivors, and caregivers regarding the continuum of cancer survivorship.

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As previous blog posts have...

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Fertile Action founder and fertility preservation patient advocate, Alice Crisci, shares her thoughts on the challenges patients face when navigating insurance coverage or lack there of for oncofertility procedures.

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Parked outside our office building at the lunch hour, are several food trucks vying for the perfect spot to sell their goodies. Mostly they try and park as close to the doors as possible, hoping to attract as...

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The adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivor network is  slowly starting to build steam as more and more people begin to recognize the special needs of this demographic. AYA’s not only face a cancer...

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As part of our guest blog series, the Oncofertility Consortium would like to introduce our readers to Shannon Routh, and her organization for young survivors of ovarian and gynecologic cancers, Teal Diva, founded in 2009...

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Fifteen years ago, the U.S. House of Representatives designated the third week in April as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week in an effort to draw attention to the disparities...

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Congratulations are in order for Kate Waimey Timmerman, PhD, who was just named by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) to the Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee (...

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As previous studies have shown, women diagnosed with cancer during their reproductive years often do not receive adequate consultation, and sometimes none at all, regarding the fertility risks of cancer or its treatment.  Fertility is a unique survivorship issue that young cancer patients face,...

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What does empowerment mean to you? Does it mean giving someone the authority or power to do something… because that’s what you’ll find if you look it up?  The word is not a new one – it originated around the 17th century and the meaning has remained largely the same. People have a need for a...

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The Oncofertility Consortium recently hosted a group of masters students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Over the next few weeks, they will be contributing their perspectives to the Oncofertility Blog. Here is one of their stories.

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As we have covered in past blogs,  young people account for about 10% of all cancer patients.  As science, research and advocacy evolve, more young people are SURVIVING...

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For all those young adult readers out there and even for those who are in no way eligible for that category anymore, John Green has just released his 4th fiction book, ...

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Those of you in the cancer community may have heard the name Jill Costello before. We first learned about her through her best friend and cancer advocate, Darby Anderson, on an impromptu visit to the Oncofertility Consortium. Jill has been featured on...

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