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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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Just Keep Breathing

Pat & Martin DelucaCoping with the Loss of an Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Child to Cancer

by Pat Taylor, Caregiver, Advocate, CKN Section Editor

 

As an advocate for adolescent and young adult cancer awareness, I have a lot of friends and colleagues who post daily comments on Facebook about what it’s like to live with cancer and how its short- and long-term effects impact their lives.  Rarely a day passes without someone sharing the loss of an AYA to cancer.  And I wonder…how are the friends and parents coping?

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