Navigation Links
Childhood cancer patients: Increased risk of infertility
Date:3/2/2012

Survivors of cancer in childhood have a higher risk of infertility in later life. This is the conclusion reached by Magdalena Balcerek and her co-authors in a study published in Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109[7] 126-31).

In a nationwide German survey on infertility after treatment for cancer in childhood and adolescence, the authors collected data from former pediatric oncology patients. Of the 2754 participants, 1476 had been treated for leukemia and 1278 for solid tumors. Altogether, 210 of these former patients had opted to have their fertility tested.

Infertility was suspected in 30% of them. In one subgroup 23% of the responders stated that they and their partner had failed to conceive a child despite at least 24 months of unprotected intercourse, thus fulfilling the World Health Organization's definition of infertility.

In a second investigation, the Berlin hormone testing and sperm analysis study, 201 survivors of childhood cancer consented to fertility testing. Infertility was suspected in a quarter of them.

On the basis of these findings, the authors conclude that patients and/or their parents should be informed about possible fertility-preserving measures before commencement of treatment.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Anja Borgmann-Staudt
anja.borgmann@charite.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NASBE Supports First Lady Michelle Obama in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
2. Childhood obesity: Its not the amount of TV, its the number of junk food commercials
3. Planting Seeds to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell Released the Following Statement on First Lady Michelle Obamas Childhood Obesity Initiative
5. AMA Joins First Lady in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
6. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
7. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
8. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
9. New therapeutic target for most common solid cancer in childhood?
10. High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province
11. International study confirms doubling of childhood leukemia rates in southern Iraq
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... It has just been announced Jack Uldrich, ... events throughout the month of May. , Uldrich is the author of 11 books ... also frequently appears on the Science Channel’s FutureScape and Discovery Channel’s Inside Out. , ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Pets bring ... a token of appreciation, pet owners celebrate National Pet Week, which falls on the ... 2016, remind pet owners to cherish the human-animal bond and recognize responsible pet ownership. ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... , ... “Engineering Bubbles,” an oil painting submitted by Canadian radiology resident Dr. ... at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The first annual art forum was a ... Meeting attendees. , “Through art I hope to educate people about radiology and ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Over $60 Billion is spent annually on products for ... leading product review site for Toys, Tots, Pets & More (TTPM) announced the 15 ... Showcase at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. , Chosen from a field ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Zitter Health ... Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Award that will recognize specialty pharmacies for their achievements in ... Health Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Survey compiled throughout 2016. Results will be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016 ... Financier Sanofi, leader mondial ... ses résultats pour le premier trimestre ... Jérôme Contamine, commente les résultats du ... perspectives pour le reste de l,année. ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of St. ... repair and stent business, healthcare research firm Kalorama ... firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that patient ... areas, with double-digit growth expected the next 5 ... Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories agreed ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... YORK , April 28, 2016  The blood ... 275 million dollars, according to Kalorama Information and The ... typing, immunoassays and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare research ... made progress in developing blood collection stations and in ... made in Kalorama Information,s report, Blood Testing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: