Website Links

Website resources for patients and family

These resources were suggested during an excellent 'Cancer and Fertility' forum held by the Flinders Centre for Innovation in CancerFlinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer on 16 July 2013.  See details of the speakers and topics covered herehere.

 

FertileHopeFertileHope Fertile Hope is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.  FertileHope is a LIVESTRONG initiativeFertileHope is a LIVESTRONG initiative.

Information and short videos for men and women about the impact and management of cancer treatment effects on fertility from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in the USAMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in the USA.

SaveMyFertility.org is an authoritative resource for adult cancer patients and the parents of children with cancer who want to learn more about preserving their fertility before and during cancer treatment, and protecting their hormonal health after treatment. 

Guidelines

Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) fertility preservation resources for Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer:

Summary of recommendations (Printable version)

  1. Introduction
  2. Discussing fertility with AYAs diagnosed with cancer
  3. Managing the fertility preservation process
  4. Impact of cancer treatments on fertility
  5. Options for fertility preservation
  6. Long term follow up
  7. Information and support for patients and families
  8. Information and resources for health professionals

 

SaveMyFertility.org provides information and guidance to oncologists, endocrinologists, and other health care providers concerned with the reproductive health of cancer patients and survivors.

 Articles

Recent open access journal articles about 'cancer and fertility'

Infertility, infertility treatment, and achievement of pregnancy in female survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survior Study cohort  The Lancet July 2013Infertility, infertility treatment, and achievement of pregnancy in female survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survior Study cohort  The Lancet July 2013

Childbirth in young adult cancer survivors

Recurrence-free female young adult survivors of non-gynecologic malignancies are less likely than controls to give birth after diagnosis, and the overall modest effect is influenced by pre-diagnosis childbirth and malignancy type.

BMC Cancer 2013, 13:30

Obtaining travel insurance after having a diagnosis of cancer can be a 'mine field'.

It helps to be aware of things to take into consideration before approaching travel insurance companies or brokers.

Breast Cancer Network Australia have a Travel Insurance fact sheetfact sheet .

Cancer Research UK provides some useful general advice, although these insurance companies are not available in Australia  http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping-with-cancer/coping-practically/travel/travel-insurancehttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping-with-cancer/coping-practically/travel/travel-insurance

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