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Oncologists and Patients Need to Have the Fertility Talk

Lisa Feldsteinby Lisa Feldstein, Fertility Law Lawyer

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As both a health lawyer and a new mom I have a message to share: oncologists and young adults diagnosed with cancer need to have the fertility talk. If the doctor doesn’t bring it up, the patient should.

It is well known that cancer treatments can lead to infertility. That is the nature of the beast. But it doesn’t mean that someone fighting cancer can’t have children in the future. However, it may be necessary to take steps to preserve fertility in advance of treatment so that children do remain an option.

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