Oncofertility Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
  • Karrie Ann Snyder

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Fertility Risk and Treatment Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Sanjay K. Agarwal, R. Jeffrey Chang
      Pages 15-27
    3. Kimberley J. Dilley
      Pages 50-56
    4. Clarisa R. Gracia, Jill P. Ginsberg
      Pages 57-72
  4. Oncofertility Techniques and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Min Xu, Teresa K. Woodruff, Lonnie D. Shea
      Pages 75-82
    3. Steven F. Mullen, John K. Critser
      Pages 83-109
  5. Health Care Decision-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Karrie Ann Snyder
      Pages 137-148
    3. Marla L. Clayman, Kathleen M. Galvin, Paul Arntson
      Pages 149-160
  6. Ethical and Psychosocial Impact of Cancer-Related Infertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Matthew J. Loscalzo, Karen L. Clark
      Pages 180-190
    3. Karen E. Kinahan, Aarati Didwania, Carrie L. Nieman
      Pages 191-200

About this book


While cancer survival rates have increased steadily over the last several decades, particularly among younger patients, the more aggressive forms of treatment that have made this possible often compromise a cancer patient's ability to later have biological children. In the past, pregnancy after cancer was largely unheard of. Today it is increasingly a possibility due to high survivorship rates in general and emerging reproductive technologies that give patients and their families options at the time of diagnosis to ensure a patient's future fertility (cryopreservation of ovarian tissue).

Oncofertility has emerged as an interdisciplinary field bridging biomedical, social sciences and examines issues regarding an individual's fertility options, choice and goals in light of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Written by leaders in this evolving field, the volume covers various aspects: medical, ethical and social.


"Fertility is often a major concern for cancer survivors. This text addresses the complex reproductive issues associated with the treatment of malignant diseases. Recognized leaders in the field discuss scientific advances, application of modern technology, psychosocial implications, ethical considerations, and current options for men and women confronted with therapies that affect fertility."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Series Editor


cancer child ethics fertility fertility preservation, gynecology, cancer/oncology, urology gynecology infertility oncology pregnancy urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
    • 1
  • Karrie Ann Snyder
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72293-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-72292-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-72293-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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