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Young men being treated for cancer are more likely than women to make fertility preservation arrangements, US study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4068 (Published 27 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4068
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Among patients with cancer, young men being treated with drugs that may affect their fertility are much more likely to take part in discussions over fertility preservation arrangements than are young women, but uptake in both sexes remains low, concludes a US study published in Cancer.1 Better strategies are needed for dealing with reproductive issues among young patients with cancer, it says.

The potentially toxic effect of anticancer therapy on future fertility is a major issue for adolescents and young adults with …

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