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Last week, while we at the Oncofertility Consortium were preparing for our annual conference, some aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the health care reform bill, took...

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The fourth annual gathering of oncofertility specialists occurred this week at Northwestern University’s Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. More than 150 people from 24 states across the US and three...

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In 2010, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 135,000 people under age 45 will be diagnosed with cancer. Though cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can destroy...

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A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women with the breast and ovarian cancer-associated...

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Many Americans have heard of the term “interdisciplinary research” but don’t really understand how that affects them on a daily basis. Interdisciplinary research crosses traditional professional boundaries...

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We have previously blogged about some of the insurance issues that cancer patients deal with when considering fertility...

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In previous blogs, we discuss some of the currently available techniques in oncofertility, including sperm banking for men and...

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Every year, more than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. In 2001, 25-year old Tamika Felder was one of those women.

Tamika successfully beat the cancer with the help of...

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In preparing for fertility preservation, cancer fighters may worry about the risks of fertility preservation on the health of their future children. Fertility techniques, such as in vitro...

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Poor cell phones. Having been blamed for everything from plane crashes to malfunctioning hospital equipment and exploding gas stations, it is a surprise that people still use them. Of special interest to the...

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This week we will explore some common and not-so-common misconceptions in fertility, cancer, and oncofertility.

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Mythbuster: The Day “The Rabbit Died”
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Advances in oncofertility can help preserve the fertility of many cancer patients but women who receive cancer treatment to the pelvis, including radiation and surgery, may lose the ability to carry a child to term. A few weeks ago, we also discussed how radiation to the ovaries and uterus can...

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Discovery about zinc’s role may help in future fertility treatments

By Marla Paul

CHICAGO --- Scientists as well as fertility doctors have long tried to figure out what makes a good egg that will produce a...

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The H Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money to further the fight against cancer. According to Director Julie Jandris, the...

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The Oncofertility Saturday Academy is an educational program for young high school women to learn about the science behind cancer and fertility. After beginning in Chicago in 2007, educators at the...

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The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, Massachusetts uses MyOncofertility.org to explain reproductive options to their patients. The Survivorship...

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Jonny Imerman is a two-time testicular cancer survivor and founder of the cancer advocacy group, Imerman Angels, which...

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More than two years ago, Kara DeFrias began a blog about her journey to conceive a child. Over two years, this...

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Radiation therapy is a tried-and-true method for treating cancers. However, this treatment also causes tissue damage and DNA mutations to the patient. Damage to the sexual organs or DNA...

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