Journal article

Supportive oncofertility care, psychological health and reproductive concerns: a qualitative study

Y Wang, Shanna Logan, K Stern, CE Wakefield, RJ Cohn, F Agresta, Y Jayasinghe, R Deans, E Segelov, RI McLachlan, B Gerstl, E Sullivan, WE Ledger, A Anazodo

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Impaired fertility in cancer patients and survivors of reproductive age (15-45 years) may lead to psychological distress and poor mental health outcomes, and may negatively impact quality of life. Limited research has focused on the fertility experiences of those who have had access to supportive oncofertility care. This study aims to explore the fertility-care experiences and reproductive concerns of reproductive age cancer patients at the time of their cancer diagnosis who have had access to oncofertility care. METHODS: The qualitative data from a larger mixed method study is presented, comprising 30 semi-structured telephone interviews with newly diagnosed cancer patients across ..

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