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Cancer, Fertility and Motherhood

baby-feetHelping young women with cancer preserve the chance of future motherhood through cryopreservation

 

by Samantha Yee, MSW, PhD(c), Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

The latest statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society estimate that in the year 2013, 4,896 males and 4,798 females between 20 and 39 will be newly diagnosed with cancer.1 Medical advances in cancer diagnostic testing and increasingly successful cancer treatments have led to growing numbers of young women surviving cancer and living productive lives following cancer therapy. With the growing number of cancer patients conquering cancer, much attention in cancer care is now directed to improving their quality of life following treatment, with reproductive health being one of the priorities.

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