Registered Dietitians (RDs) working in oncology practice settings, also called oncology nutritionists, are skilled, competent, and knowledgable in how to provide safe and effective nutrition care across the cancer continuum (prevention, treatment, and survivorship).
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the largest subgroup of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who provide care to male and female patients throughout life- from premature newborns to the elderly. NPs are registered nurses with additional education, often including a master's degree. Many NPs provide specialty care in areas such as oncology and womens health. In fact, NPs are essential providers of sexual and reproductive health services in the United States.
If you have been diagnosed with a hematologic condition, such as sickle cell disease, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, aplastic anemia, or thalassemia you may want to discuss the chance that your hematologic treatment may affect your fertility with your hematologist.
Reproductive endocrinologists (REI) are highly trained and qualified obstetrician-gynecologists with special training in fertility and reproductive health. REIs treat reproductive disorders that affect patients of all ages and play a crucial role in fertility preservation among newly diagnosed cancer patients.