Cancer sufferers have poor fertility knowledge

Young women with breast cancer have little knowledge about fertility issues, leading to confusion and conflict around family planning. The UNSW study focused on 111 young women around Australia aged between 18 and 40 who had not yet completed their families. It found that while most of the women wanted as much information as possible about fertility at the time of diagnosis – including good and bad news – many were unaware of the impact their cancer treatments had on fertility and potential fertility-preserving options.

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