MyOncofertility.org: A web-based patient education resource supporting decision making under severe emotional and cognitive overload

Kemi Jona, Adam Gerber*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As these scenarios illustrate, cancer patients and their families face a crucible of high-stake decisions during a time of extreme stress. They must cope with the shock and fear that attends a cancer diagnosis and navigate a complex set of treatment options. Then there is the often neglected issue of fertility preservation (FP) for those of reproductive age. Many cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, carry significant risks of irreversibly compromising a patient's fertility. Patients are often unaware of these risks and in far too many cases, their health-care providers (HCPs) do not adequately inform them of these risks or available fertility preserving or sparing options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOncofertility
Subtitle of host publicationEthical, Legal, Social, and Medical Perspectives
Editorsteresa Woodruff, Sarah Rodriguez, Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Laurie Zoloth
Pages345-361
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
Volume156
ISSN (Print)0927-3042

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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