Journal article

Fertility after young-onset colorectal cancer: a study of subjects with Lynch syndrome

D Stupart, AK Win, IM Winship, M Jenkins

COLORECTAL DISEASE | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: Infertility is a concern for young survivors of colorectal cancer (CRC), but this risk is not well quantified. Carriers of mismatch repair (MMR) mutations are a useful cohort for studying fertility after CRC as they commonly develop CRC when young, and unaffected family members provide demographically similar controls. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CRC on fertility in a large cohort of MMR mutation carriers. METHOD: Mismatch repair mutation carriers identified from the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry were included. For each year of life within the fertile age range (15-49), the number of living individuals and the number of children born to them wer..

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