Fertility Preservation and Adolescent Cancer Patients: Lessons from Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Their Parents

  • Carrie L. Nieman
  • Karen E. Kinahan
  • Susan E. Yount
  • Sarah K. Rosenbloom
  • Kathleen J. Yost
  • Elizabeth A. Hahn
  • Timothy Volpe
  • Kimberley J. Dilley
  • Laurie Zoloth
  • Teresa K. Woodruff
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 138)

Building on 40 years of progress in cancer detection and treatment, survival rates for childhood cancers have risen from 20 % to almost 80 % [1,2]. Approximately 270,000 Americans are childhood cancer survivors and, by 2010, an estimated 1 in every 250 adults will be living with a history of childhood cancer [2,3]. The early and late effects of treatment are beginning to take on greater importance for survivors, their families and providers [4]. Increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors are beginning to face a new challenge in returning to normalcy after cancer.


Focus Group Ovarian Tissue Childhood Cancer Fertility Preservation Pediatric Cancer Patient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carrie L. Nieman
    • 1
  • Karen E. Kinahan
    • 2
  • Susan E. Yount
    • 2
  • Sarah K. Rosenbloom
    • 2
  • Kathleen J. Yost
    • 2
  • Elizabeth A. Hahn
    • 2
  • Timothy Volpe
    • 2
  • Kimberley J. Dilley
    • 2
  • Laurie Zoloth
    • 2
  • Teresa K. Woodruff
    • 3
  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Women's Health Research, Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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