Letters Preservation of fertility

Uncertainties in preserving fertility in cancer treatment

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2577 (Published 19 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2577
  1. Richard A Anderson, professor of clinical reproductive science1,
  2. W Hamish Wallace, consultant paediatric oncologist2
  1. 1Centre for Reproductive Biology, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ
  2. 2Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh EH9 1LF
  1. richard.anderson{at}ed.ac.uk

    Infertility is one of the more devastating long term effects of cancer treatment in young patients,1 but predicting who is at high risk of infertility is difficult. Patients often did not receive adequate information, but a recent prospective analysis of UK paediatric oncologists showed that risk to fertility was discussed with most children …

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