Monday, March 26, 2012

Preventing Infertility in Cancer Survivors Still a Difficult Choice

Young Cancer Survivors Rarely Take Steps To Prevent Infertility | Stronger Than Cancer

Another challenging topic.  Yes, some doctors are counseling their patients about fertility issues, but patients are already overwhelmed just hoping to survive, they are not thinking clearly about their future.

Also, young women in this position don't want to burden their families with the cost of preserving fertility.

This may also go beyond the role of insurance companies.

I think this will be a subject that gets heated debates in the coming years.  There is already the debate about birth control and who is responsible for this - adding cancer to the discussion is more complicated.  Now we have mixed our personal decisions about family into politics.

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