Although fertility-sparing treatment is allowing more patients to have children after cancer, the gains are minimal compared with the elevated rates of childlessness among cancer survivors. As Cvancarova et al point out, the need for more effective fertility preservation for girls and young women is particularly pressing. Even with the availability of sperm banking for men, however, many oncologists neglect to discuss the option or make a referral. Epidemiologic studies remind us that controlling cancer is necessary but not sufficient to ensure a satisfying quality of life for our patients.
I will soon add a page on Fertility Preservation and more data from this editorial will be listed
Original Source: Rates of Postcancer Parenthood — Schover 27 (3): 321 — J Clin Oncol