Strategies for fertility preservation after chemotherapy awareness among Irish Cancer specialists

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122648
Title:
Strategies for fertility preservation after chemotherapy awareness among Irish Cancer specialists
Authors:
Collins, IM; Kennedy, MJ
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122648
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The potential effect on fertility for patients undergoing cancer treatments is an important issue. The aim of this study was to assess awareness of fertility preservation strategies among cancer specialists involved in the management of young women with malignancy. A 10 question survey was sent to 94 cancer specialists in Ireland, comprising 28 medical oncologists, 32 haematologists and 34 breast surgeons, assessing awareness of; guidelines, facilities in Ireland, and potential barriers to referral. Fifty of 94 responded (53% response rate). Awareness of current success rates associated with assisted reproductive therapy was poor. Ten respondents (20%) indentified the estimated time delay to the delivery of chemotherapy due to fertility preservation. Three important potential barriers to referral were identified; time delays, poor prognosis disease and clinical features of the cancer. Awareness of the impact of reduced fertility is important in these patients but early consideration is vital.
Keywords:
FERTILITY; CANCER; CHEMOTHERAPY
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCollins, IMen
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, MJen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T14:21:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-22T14:21:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122648-
dc.descriptionThe potential effect on fertility for patients undergoing cancer treatments is an important issue. The aim of this study was to assess awareness of fertility preservation strategies among cancer specialists involved in the management of young women with malignancy. A 10 question survey was sent to 94 cancer specialists in Ireland, comprising 28 medical oncologists, 32 haematologists and 34 breast surgeons, assessing awareness of; guidelines, facilities in Ireland, and potential barriers to referral. Fifty of 94 responded (53% response rate). Awareness of current success rates associated with assisted reproductive therapy was poor. Ten respondents (20%) indentified the estimated time delay to the delivery of chemotherapy due to fertility preservation. Three important potential barriers to referral were identified; time delays, poor prognosis disease and clinical features of the cancer. Awareness of the impact of reduced fertility is important in these patients but early consideration is vital.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectFERTILITYen
dc.subjectCANCERen
dc.subjectCHEMOTHERAPYen
dc.titleStrategies for fertility preservation after chemotherapy awareness among Irish Cancer specialistsen
dc.typeArticleen
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