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J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018 Apr;7(2):249-253. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2017.0079. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Recall of Fertility Discussion by Adolescent Female Cancer Patients: A Survey-Based Pilot Study.

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1 Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center , New York, New York.
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2 Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago , Chicago, Illinois.
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3 Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago, Illinois.
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4 Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders , Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado.
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5 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Cook Children's Hospital , Fort Worth, Texas.

Abstract

Many adolescent female cancer patients will survive into their reproductive years. Pediatric oncologists are advised to discuss oncofertility during treatment planning. In this pilot study, 19 adolescent females completed a retrospective survey assessing recall of a fertility discussion, satisfaction with fertility knowledge, and multiple factors that may influence recall, including parental involvement in decision-making. Eleven respondents (58%) remembered a discussion about infertility risk and 9 (47%) about fertility preservation. Most who recalled a discussion were satisfied with their fertility knowledge (10/11, 90.9%). In this study, we validated the feasibility of survey administration and identified trends in oncofertility counseling at our center.

KEYWORDS:

decision-making; fertility; fertility preservation; oncofertility; recall

PMID:
29058500
DOI:
10.1089/jayao.2017.0079

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