Some cancer treatments may cause fertility issues for pediatric patients later in life. Pediatric oncologists should make every effort to discuss these issues with either the patient or the patient’s parents before treatment begins. This can be challenging if the child is too young to understand, or if the parent wants to shield the child from these issues. However, parents and physicians should keep in mind that many adult childhood cancer survivors feel fertility preservation and the potential to have a biological family is important to them. Although the fertility preservation information found on the rest of this site applies to pediatrics, the articles below focus specifically on pediatric oncofertility issues.
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