Navigation Links
Web Site Helps Cancer Patients With Fertility Preservation
Date:9/15/2008

Northwestern consortium's program features message boards, videos and advice

MONDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new Web site to help cancer patients learn more about how they can preserve their ability to have children has been launched by Northwestern University in Chicago.

"It's overwhelming for cancer patients to have to make urgent decisions about fertility preservation at the same time that they are struggling to come to terms with their recent cancer diagnosis and imminent treatment plan. This offers them a critical resource that is easy to use and understand," Web site creator Kemi Jona, a research associate professor in learning sciences and computer sciences at Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy, said in a university news release.

The multi-media Web site, www.MyOncofertility.org, contains more than 200 expert videos and survivors stories and informs patients about the potential effect of cancer treatments on their fertility, options to preserve their fertility, and how to discuss these issues with their doctors.

Future plans include a message board, so that cancer patients can connect with survivors and post their own personal stories and videos.

"It's a warm and friendly site, because we knew this would be used during an emotionally fragile time. It's an inviting refuge where patients and their families can come and feel they can get information at the level they are ready for," Jona said.

The Web site is an educational project of the national Oncofertility Consortium of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The consortium is a research, clinical and education program focused on cancer treatment-related fertility problems.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about cancer and fertility.'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Allsup's New Medicare Advisor Program Helps People with Disabilities Make Sound Healthcare Coverage Decisions
2. New Drug Helps Relieve Gout
3. Drug Given 24 Hours After Stroke Helps Repair Brain Tissue
4. Smile Reminders Personalized Technology Helps Patients See Through the Clutter
5. Family therapy helps relieve depression symptoms in bipolar teens
6. Combination Therapy Helps to Combat Myeloma
7. Part of the in-group? A surprising new strategy helps reduce unhealthy behaviors
8. Meals or Meds? BenefitsCheckUp Helps Older People Struggling with Food Costs
9. Special Summer Camp Helps Girls Recognize Inner and Outer Beauty
10. Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Helps Moms Instill Healthy Eating Habits
11. Meals or Meds? BenefitsCheckUp Helps Older People Struggling with Food Costs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 According to Centers for ... an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, ... a blood test may be available to help doctors ... recovery will take. , In March of this ... found a way to test blood for a protein ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... Outcomes in the Match , a comprehensive analysis of ... matching to a preferred specialty. The new edition ... reports data by specialty for U.S. allopathic medical school ... are delighted to be able to provide this new ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... US medical facilities are expected to generate ... 2014. Due to public safety concerns, such waste cannot ... solid waste. An increasing number of laws and regulations ... includes disposable items that may be contaminated by blood, ... result of increased regulation, most small quantity RMW-generating facilities ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 18, 2014 ADVOCATE, the premier ... announces today that they have been awarded the ... in Fort Wayne, Indiana. , ADVOCATE ... encompassing their proprietary suite of billing process software ... improves radiology billing and data quality consistency by ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Mercy ... new Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. ... and enhancing the quality of the academic mission of the ... , Dean said: “I am honored to join Mercy College. ... and staff members across the campuses dedicated to the educational ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Breakthrough blood test will improve concussion diagnoses, treatment 2Health News:Breakthrough blood test will improve concussion diagnoses, treatment 3Health News:Just Released: Charting Outcomes in the Match for the 2014 Main Residency Match® 2Health News:Just Released: Charting Outcomes in the Match for the 2014 Main Residency Match® 3Health News:Medical Waste Disposal Services in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Medical Waste Disposal Services in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:ADVOCATE Wins Radiology Billing Agreements with Fort Wayne Radiology 2Health News:ADVOCATE Wins Radiology Billing Agreements with Fort Wayne Radiology 3Health News:Mercy College Welcomes New Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2
... promise for human protection in future , , MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay ... one day ward off the flu. , Not only would the ... it also appears to be more effective than the flu shot ... the potential to be widely accepted by people who are afraid ...
... University researchers is the first to conduct a genome-wide ... contribute to DNA mutations, which are implicated in cancer ... professor of biology Kateryna Makova, the group investigated the ... increase the susceptibility to mutations of microsatellites -- variable-length ...
... ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 28 Noting recent crises,involving the ... of a governmental blue ribbon panel, Jim Martin, president ... Drug Administration "itself a,threat to the health and safety ... holding hearings on the state of the,FDA on January ...
... Jan. 28 The American Academy of,Pediatrics (AAP) is ... for Thursday, January 31. As reported in The New ... court that a vaccine caused a,child,s autism. While the ... autism and vaccines, the episode,s conclusion delivers a,contrary impression; ...
... of the National Institute of Child Health and Human ... for Reproduction and Infertility Research at the University of ... at expanding the science underlying the success or failure ... reproductive health. , The NICHD supports a national ...
... cancer of the pancreas increase dramatically for patients whose tumors ... Saint Louis University and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in ... between tumor size and survival rates for one of the ... the current edition of Pancreas ( www.pancreasjournal.com ) vividly ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection 2Health News:Scientists explore factors contributing to DNA mutations 2Health News:Scientists explore factors contributing to DNA mutations 3Health News:Scientists explore factors contributing to DNA mutations 4Health News:Don't Overburden FDA 2Health News:American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Cancellation of ABC's 'Eli Stone' Premiere 2Health News:National Institutes of Health funds new center for reproduction and infertility research at Illinois 2Health News:Pancreatic cancer: The smaller the tumor, the better your chances, study shows 2Health News:Pancreatic cancer: The smaller the tumor, the better your chances, study shows 3
(Date:9/17/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds "2014 Market Research Report ... Market Research Report on Global and China Isothiocyanate ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146748 ... Methacrylate (MMA) Industry" is a professional and in-depth ... and Global Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) market. The report ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 North ... Summary GlobalData,s new report, ... provides key market data on the North America ... millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and ... - Female Sterilization Devices (Transcervical Sterilization Devices (Micro-inserts) ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 BRIC Biopsy ... GlobalData,s new report, "BRIC Biopsy Devices Market ... BRIC Biopsy Devices market. The report provides value, in ... prices (in US dollars) within market segments - Biopsy ... Needles, Fine Aspiration Needles (Disposable and Reusable Fine Aspiration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Methyl Methacrylate Market & Chinese Isothiocyanate Industry Trend Development 2Methyl Methacrylate Market & Chinese Isothiocyanate Industry Trend Development 3Methyl Methacrylate Market & Chinese Isothiocyanate Industry Trend Development 4Methyl Methacrylate Market & Chinese Isothiocyanate Industry Trend Development 5North America Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2North America Gynecological Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3
... MELBOURNE, Australia, September 12, 2011   ... Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, an Australian pain drug development company, today ... EMA401 in a model of diabetic neuropathy. EMA401 is an ... development for a number of neuropathic pain indications. ...
... WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 10, 2011 Core Essence Orthopaedics, ... tissue and skeletal repair of the extremities, has introduced ... the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for ... a pioneer of surgical innovation to the upper and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Data on EMA401 in Model of Diabetic Neuropathy Presented at 21st Annual NEURODIAB Meeting 2New Data on EMA401 in Model of Diabetic Neuropathy Presented at 21st Annual NEURODIAB Meeting 3Core Essence Orthopaedics Unveiled New Flexor Tendon Repair System at ASSH 2011 2
... Medical's line of Personal ... catheters you would choose ... product configurations - standard, ... hydro - are based ...
The latex-free, PVC-free Antibacterial Hydro Personal catheter combines two remarkable innovations into one exclusive catheter that delivers an antibacterial agent while providing the virtually frict...
The Antibacterial Personal Catheter® features a unique silicone composition that provides an antibacterial coated soft outer layer of silicone combined with a firm inner layer....
... Medical's line of Personal ... catheters you would choose ... product configurations - standard, ... hydro - are based ...
Medicine Products: