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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....

Oncofertility Consortium

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...

Oncofertility Consortium

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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Thus far, it’s safe to say that both cancer survivors and the medical community have acknowledged the importance of patient counseling and the pursuit of fertility preservation options prior to starting cancer treatment. Over the last year, the oncofertility consortium has been busy putting...

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A new website has just been launched to provide assistance to young patients wishing to learn about their reproductive options in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. As many of you know,...

Kai Orton, PhD

A new study suggests that the HPV vaccine may be protecting immunized teens and young adults from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections as well as those who were not vaccinated via a phenomenon known as community...

Oncofertility Consortium

A new study points to indoor tanning as a cause for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, particularly among young sunbed users.  Overall, there was a 20% increased risk for melanoma with any indooor tanning, according to Mathieu Boniol, PhD, of the International...

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Fertility concerns should be addressed with all newly diagnosed reproductive age cancer patients before their treatment begins. Although some treatment courses are thought to be more damaging to fertility than others, it is imperative that every patient is well-versed about the potential impact...

Oncofertility Consortium

In many women with recurrent breast cancer, the estrogen receptor(ER), ...

Kai Orton, PhD

An estimated 848, 000 men and 790,000 women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year according to the American Cancer Society.  New genetic sequencing technologies have made it possible to get personalized...

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About 70,000 adolescents and young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. During cancer treatment, adolescents and young adults (AYA) may focus all of their energy on getting through treatment. Some may not have spent much time talking or thinking about...

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Cancer Connections is an event held three times a year for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, to learn about services, meet advocacy groups and get the tools needed to...

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On March 23, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This bill was designed to fill some of the health care gaps that prevented many Americans from receiving affordable health insurance. Since that time, the legality of the bill has been questioned and this past...

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The number of Americans with a history of cancer is growing due to the aging and growth of the population, as well as improving survival rates. In response to this demographic trend, The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the...

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Advances in cancer treatments give young women more hope for survival than ever before, but many treatments can leave women unable to naturally conceive a child.  The University of North Carolina (UNC) Fertility Preservation...

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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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