Paediatric Cancer

Balcerek, Magdalena; von Wolff, Michael; Borgmann-Staudt, Anja (2020). Paediatric Cancer. In: von Wolff, Michael; Nawroth, Frank (eds.) Fertility Preservation in Oncological and Non-Oncological Diseases (pp. 93-103). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-030-47568-0_12

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This chapter describes prevalence and risk factors for fertility impairment and adequate fertility preservation in children and adolescents with cancer. As an increasing number of childhood cancer patients survive their disease, treatment-related late effects become more relevant. One-third of girls and boys diagnosed with cancer will suffer from infertility in adulthood. This number dramatically increases following intensified chemotherapy or total body irradiation, with two-thirds and more being affected by fertility disorders. Due to the type of cancers and the urgency of cancer treatment in the majority of children and adolescents with newly diagnosed cancers, fertility preservation is additionally challenging and needs to be discussed in an interdisciplinary team to best organize procedures—always taking patients and families’ needs into account.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

von Wolff, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISBN:

978-3-030-47567-3

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Zehr

Date Deposited:

17 Mar 2021 08:43

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2021 09:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-030-47568-0_12

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/153977

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/153977

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