Recommendations for fertility preservation in patients with lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer

S. Samuel Kim, Jacques Donnez, Pedro Barri, Antonio Pellicer, Pasquale Patrizio, Zev Rosenwaks, Peter Nagy, Tommaso Falcone, Claus Andersen, Outi Hovatta, Hamish Wallace, Dror Meirow, Debra Gook, Seok H. Kim, Chii Ruey Tzeng, Shuetu Suzuki, Bunpei Ishizuka, Marie Madeleine Dolmans

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Fertility issues should be addressed to all patients in reproductive age before cancer treatment. In men, cryopreservation of sperm should be offered to all cancer patients in reproductive age regardless of the risk of gonadal failure. In women, the recommendation of fertility preservation should be individualized based on multiple factors such as the urgency of treatment, the age of the patient, the marital status, the regimen and dosage of cancer treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer survival
  • Chemotherapy
  • Fertility
  • Fertility preservation
  • GnRH agonist
  • Gonadal failure
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Oocyte cryopreservation
  • Ovarian tissue cryopreservation
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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