Oncofertility: Realizing a Couples’ Dream of Parenthood

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Acta Medica International,2015,2,1,150-157.
Published:January 2015
Type:Review Article

Oncofertility: Realizing a Couples’ Dream of Parenthood

Swasti1, Kanika Gupta2
1Consultant, DNB, MNAMS,

2Director and Senior Consultant, MS, Department of Gynae Oncology, Galaxy Cancer Institute, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Ghaziabad, India

Abstract:

Oncofertility is an emerging fi eld, merging oncology and reproductive endocrinology. Any woman facing a cancer diagnosis is devastated especially if she is young. Young women diagnosed with cancer face an additional burden of compromise of future fertility. Oncofertility aims to explore and expand fertility options to address reproductive concerns of young women with cancer diagnosis. This review aims to highlight the available and emerging options for young women diagnosed with gynecological cancers to enable them to realize their dream of parenthood.