Navigation Links
Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility

A new survey conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows more than half of young breast cancer survivors overestimated their risk for developing treatment-related infertility problems.//

Nearly 700 members of the advocacy organization Young Survival Coalition Group who were 40 years old or younger were surveyed. More than half of the respondents, or 57 percent, said they were concerned about being infertile as a result of cancer treatments they had undergone.

Past research has revealed that few women in this age group go through menopause because of standard treatment, and some studies even show a zero-percent incidence in patients.

Ann H. Partridge, M.D., says this study should serve as a wakeup call for health care providers.

"We don't have a great system for educating these women and showing them data -- even if incomplete -- about these questions and advising them on what they can consider to attempt to preserve fertility," says Dr. Partridge."[Women's] risk perceptions are likely grossly exaggerated; there is room for education here."

Doctors often assume infertility concerns are more prevalent in younger women with less-advanced stages of cancer. However, research shows that infertility is an issue for women who have a desire to bear children, regardless of age or cancer stage.

Dr. Partridge also says the effects of older treatments are fairly well known, but there is less information on the more modern ways of delivering chemotherapy.

The study was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Researchers say it is the largest study to date that addresses infertility and menopausal concerns among young women with breast cancer.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/30/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Saturday, April 30, marks World Veterinary Day, ... health. The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organization for Animal Health ... with a One Health focus, which emphasizes how veterinarians pursue continuing education opportunities ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... World ... the Pick Up Springboard, an automotive invention that improves the storage features of ... worth $162 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening , announces the addition Onnit brand Alpha BRAIN ... , The addition of Onnit brain and mood optimization products to the store ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The White ... repaying their loans, more information about their loan terms and accounts, and more ... loan debt, including federal and private loans, has reached $1.3 trillion, with 43 ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The ... the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition ... Michelson People’s Choice Award, and the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ making ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016-2020" report to their offering.      ... global plastic surgery products market is expected to grow ... , ,The growing adoption of laser in aesthetics is ... market. Lasers are used to treat a broad range ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  The blood testing ... million dollars, according to Kalorama Information and The Freedonia ... immunoassays and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare research firm ... progress in developing blood collection stations and in improving ... in Kalorama Information,s report, Blood Testing Market ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Dr. Vivek Ahuja , George ... phen Schmidt Join the Growing Organization ... for life sciences, today announced key new leaders have joined the ... a growing business.  This will bolster the company,s safety business unit ... ArisGlobal in the position of Vice President - Safety. George has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: