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July - September 2023, Volume 19, Issue 3
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Tanase A, Ciocoiu M, Tanase GV

Fertility Options after Chemotherapy in Young Premenopausal Patients

Acta Endo (Buc) 2023, 19 (3): 398-402
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2023.398

Context. Infertility affects more and more younger patients nowadays. Life-saving cancer treatments - chemotherapy and radiation therapy unfortunately damage oocytes and reduce the window of fertility in women. There were an estimated 14.1 million cases of cancer worldwide in 2012, of which 6.7 million were in women. Aim. We are reviewing fertility options and treatments for women fighting oncological diseases. It is important to promote that there is a possibility for these patients to know all they can do in order to preserve their fertility and our government should help all these young patients. The trend of delayed childbearing has increased worldwide duet o increased life costs, difficulty of finding a suitable partner and carier options, while the number of women facing a cancer diagnosis is rising. Material and methods. We describe a review regarding the impact of these treatments for the fertility of these patients. Results. Show that informed patients can better cope with their diagnostic and have a better prognosis. Conclusions. Improving survival rates and current data have created a new medical field oncofertility. The term was first introduced in 2015 and is being used all over clinics that treat young patients nowadays.

Keywords: cancer, fertility, treatment, patients, oncofertility.

Correspondence: Adina Tanase MD, “Grigore T Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi - Obstetrics and Gynecology, 39 Costache Negri street, 615200, Iasi, Romania, E-mail: