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

Sara Zarnegar*, Yasmin C Gosiengfiao, Alfred Rademaker, Robert Casey, Karen H. Albritton

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of adolescent and young adult oncology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • decision-making
  • fertility
  • fertility preservation
  • oncofertility
  • recall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology

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