Fertility Preservation and Adolescent Cancer Patients: Lessons from Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Their Parents
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 . Increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors are beginning to face a new challenge in returning to normalcy after cancer.
KeywordsFocus Group Ovarian Tissue Childhood Cancer Fertility Preservation Pediatric Cancer Patient
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