Fertility-related Experiences after Breast Cancer Diagnosis

SSS health researcher M. Elizabeth Hodgson is among the authors of an abstract in Fertility and Sterility that describes an analysis of fertility concerns in reproductive-age women with cancer and the impact on treatment decisions. In a nationwide sample, the majority of reproductive-age women diagnosed with breast cancer did not recall discussing the fertility impact of treatment with a health care provider and did not take steps to mitigate their treatment’s potentially adverse impact. Among those with concerns about future fertility, adherence to endocrine therapy was less common. The article was coauthored by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. A poster about the study was presented at the 2018 Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting.

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