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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625095/fertility-preservation-in-women-with-gynaecologic-cancer-the-impact-on-quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being
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Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
The aim of this article is to propose a brief commentary about the impact of gynaecologic cancer treatments on the reproductive capacity of affected women and the importance of the fertility preservation treatments to improve quality of life and psychological well-being. The experience of gynaecologic cancer and treatment affects sexual function and psychological well-being of patients. Therefore, the preservation of reproductive potential is central to quality of life. Despite the importance of fertility preservation for cancer survivors' quality of life and psychological well-being, there is still little information about these treatments...
June 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615000/-a-tribe-apart-sexuality-and-cancer-in-adolescence
#2
Nancy J Moules, Andrew Estefan, Catherine M Laing, Fiona Schulte, Gregory M T Guilcher, James C Field, Douglas Strother
This qualitative study employed hermeneutic phenomenology and narrative inquiry to examine the topic of sexuality and adolescents with cancer from the perspectives of survivors who had experienced cancer as adolescents. This investigation examined the potentially sensitive, disquieting, and often taboo issue of sexuality in the interest of optimizing wellness in young people, and, ultimately, in the health of adults. Understanding the adolescent body as a sensitive, sexual, and developing self can enrich our understanding of adolescent cancer and promote best health care and practices, examining ways that we might mitigate the long-term effects of arrested or delayed development of sexual identity...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576259/-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-specific-management
#3
Nicolas Boissel, Stéphane Ducassou
The acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the first cancer for which emerged the particularity of the adolescent and young adult population. After decades of poorly concerted approaches, adult and pediatric haematologists found out that adolescents treated according to pediatric approaches had a better outcome than those treated in adult protocols. Therefore, pediatric-inspired therapies have been successfully implemented in the young adult population, leading to decreased criteria for allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
May 30, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575176/global-oncofertility-index-data-gap-slows-progress
#4
Saskia F de Roo, Alexandra S Rashedi, Catharina C M Beerendonk, Antoinette Anazodo, Anne Marie de Man, Willianne L D M Nelen, Teresa K Woodruff
The number of pediatric and young adult cancer survivors is increasing globally due to earlier diagnostics and expansion of targeted chemo- and biologic-based therapeutics. As a consequence, cancer-related infertility and reproductive hormone loss is of increasing concern for both male and female survivors. We attempted to estimate the reproductive loss in oncofertility-practicing countries and to develop a global oncofertility index (OFI). This would allow an accounting of the level of urgency of the issue and would provide national comparisons of fertility loss, which differ based on the prevalence and/or diagnosis frequency and treatment variables by countries or region...
May 30, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561655/fertility-cardiac-and-orthopedic-challenges-in-survivors-of-adult-and-childhood-sarcoma
#5
Emma R Lipshultz, Ginger E Holt, Ranjith Ramasamy, Raphael Yechieli, Steven E Lipshultz
The combination of cisplatin, doxorubicin, and methotrexate was established as the standard backbone of contemporary osteosarcoma therapy in 1986. Since then, however, further improving the survival of patients with osteosarcoma has been challenging-30% to 40% of patients with osteosarcoma still die of this disease. In addition, these patients often experience loss of fertility at a young age, short- and long-term treatment-related cardiotoxicity, and adverse orthopedic effects from surgical resection of the tumor or endoprosthetic reconstructions...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
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Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515261/life-after-treatment-quality-of-life-concerns-in-patients-treated-for-cancer
#7
Mindy E Goldman
Traditionally, the physical, psychological, and psychosocial long-term needs of cancer survivors have received little attention compared with screening for cancer recurrence and secondary cancers. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Survivorship offer recommendations for various survivorship concerns, and those for improving menopausal symptoms were presented at the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference. Key considerations in managing menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors were reviewed, with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea, fertility concerns, and both hormonal and nonhormonal therapeutic options featured...
May 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503254/management-of-potential-long-term-toxicities-in-breast-cancer-patients
#8
C C O'Sullivan, K J Ruddy
Breast cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, and there are over 3 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today. Excellent cure rates with modern therapies are associated with substantial toxicities for many women; it is important that health care providers attend to the resulting symptoms and issues to optimize quality of life in this population. In this article, we review management options for potential long term toxicities in breast cancer survivors, with a particular focus on bone health, fertility preservation, premature menopause, cardiac dysfunction, and cognitive impairment...
December 2016: Current Breast Cancer Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490359/cryopreservation-of-reproductive-material-before-cancer-treatment-a-qualitative-study-of-health-care-professionals-views-about-ways-to-enhance-clinical-care
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Karin Hammarberg, Maggie Kirkman, Catharyn Stern, Robert I McLachlan, Debra Gook, Luk Rombauts, Beverley Vollenhoven, Jane R W Fisher
BACKGROUND: Cancer treatment can diminish fertility in women and men. The need for fertility preservation is growing as increasing numbers of people survive cancer. Cryostorage of reproductive material to preserve potential for conception for cancer survivors has moved from being experimental to being a part of clinical management of women and men who are diagnosed with cancer in their reproductive years. There is little existing evidence about how fertility preservation services can be enhanced to meet the complex needs of patients who are diagnosed with cancer in their reproductive years...
May 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463858/physical-long-term-side-effects-in-young-adult-cancer-survivors-germ-cell-tumors-model
#10
Hampig Raphael Kourie, Jean A Klastersky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After the important advances in the treatment of germ cell tumors (GCTs) leading to high cure rates, physical long-term side-effects represent an important cause of death in these young adult survivors. Highlighting these physical long-term side-effects, their monitoring and their prevention modalities is necessary for a better management of these cancer survivors. RECENT FINDINGS: Impaired fertility, increased risk of developing a second cancer, cardiac, pulmonary, renal and neural toxicity, hearing and vision impairment are the major physical side-effects in young adult cancer survivors...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458460/childbirth-and-fertility-preservation-in-childhood-and-adolescent-cancer-patients-a-second-national-survey-of-japanese-pediatric-endocrinologists
#11
Yoko Miyoshi, Tohru Yorifuji, Reiko Horikawa, Ikuko Takahashi, Keisuke Nagasaki, Hiroyuki Ishiguro, Ikuma Fujiwara, Junko Ito, Mari Oba, Hiroyuki Fujisaki, Masashi Kato, Chikako Shimizu, Tomoyasu Kato, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Haruhiko Sago, Tetsuya Takimoto, Hiroshi Okada, Nao Suzuki, Susumu Yokoya, Tsutomu Ogata, Keiichi Ozono
Although existing guidelines recommend long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), their fertility has not been fully investigated in Japan. To address this issue, we organized a working panel consisting of medical specialists in foundation hospitals. We conducted questionnaire surveys targeting pediatric endocrinologists regarding reproduction in pediatric and adolescent cancer patients in collaboration with the CCS committee of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE). The first questionnaire was sent to 178 directors or councilors of the JSPE, and the second was sent to those who had provided answers on their experience with childbirth or fertility preservation...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453508/viable-options-for-fertility-preservation-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-focus-on-latin-america
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Matteo Lambertini, Oranite Goldrat, Regina Barragan-Carrillo, Giulia Viglietti, Isabelle Demeestere, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza
Thanks to the improved survival outcomes observed in recent years, a growing attention has been given to the quality of life issues faced by young women with breast cancer such as fertility preservation and concerns related to future pregnancies. However, several challenges remain for young women with breast cancer considering undergoing fertility preservation strategies. Further specific issues on this regard should be taken into account in Latin America, where patients and physicians face particular barriers that hinder the routine adoption of this practice...
March 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444134/characterization-of-foxo1-3-and-4-transcription-factors-in-ovaries-of-fetal-prepubertal-and-adult-rhesus-macaques
#13
Alison Y Ting, Mary B Zelinski
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT signaling pathway negatively regulates follicle activation via the forkhead box O (FOXO) transcription factor in rodents. FOXO3 knockout mice exhibit global activation of primordial follicles leading to early depletion of ovarian follicles and subsequent infertility. Whether a similar mechanism for follicle activation exists in the primate ovary is unclear. In the current study, protein localization of FOXO1, 3 and 4 as well as their upstream regulator, AKT/p-AKT, were examined in rhesus macaque ovaries of 3 developmental stages: fetal, prepubertal and adult...
April 22, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408620/oncofertility-fertile-ground-for-conflict-between-patient-autonomy-and-medical-values
#14
Sarah K Walsh, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Ann H Partridge
Oncofertility is a unique, multidisciplinary field that serves to bridge the gap between available fertility resources and the special reproductive needs of cancer patients. Oncofertility is a growing field due to the increasing number of survivors, development of new oncologic therapies, extension of duration of therapies, and development and refinement of reproductive therapies. While the technologies and demand for services expand, clinicians need to be appropriately prepared for dealing with various clinical scenarios that may require ethical deliberation...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398024/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogues-for-the-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-premature-ovarian-failure-in-breast-cancer-patients
#15
Benedetta Conte, Lucia Del Mastro
Since the survival of patients with cancer has significantly improved, chemotherapy-related premature ovarian failure (POF) in young cancer survivors has become a major issue in oncology. POF is associated with several health-related negative consequences, including menopausal symptoms, increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, sexual disfunction, and infertility1-5. According to the major international guidelines, embryo/oocyte cryopreservation are the standard procedures for fertility preservation in young cancer women6,7...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376233/a-call-for-fertility-preservation-coverage-for-breast-cancer-patients-the-cost-of-consistency
#16
Jessica R Walter, Shuai Xu, Teresa K Woodruff
In 1998, the passage of the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act required insurance health plans nationwide covering breast cancer treatments to also reimburse for subsequent breast reconstructive surgery and prostheses. In response to low utilization of breast reconstructive services, particularly among racial minorities, plastic surgery interest groups successfully advocated for the passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act, which provides a timely opportunity to reconsider patient accessibility to other equally important quality of life issues for cancer survivors...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369566/providing-written-information-increases-patient-satisfaction-a-web-based-questionnaire-survey-of-japanese-cancer-survivors
#17
Hitomi Sakai, Noriyuki Katsumata, Miyako Takahashi
Purpose: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the United States recommends that all cancer survivors be provided with a survivorship care plan (SCP), which includes a patient treatment summary and a follow-up care plan. However, SCPs have not been widely adopted in Japan. To provide basic data necessary for implementing SCPs in Japan, we aimed to investigate the forms of clinical and survivorship-related information that Japanese cancer survivors receive from their healthcare providers, and to examine whether written information increases their satisfaction...
March 23, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368472/premature-ovarian-insufficiency-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort
#18
Wassim Chemaitilly, Zhenghong Li, Matthew J Krasin, Russell J Brooke, Carmen L Wilson, Daniel M Green, James L Klosky, Nicole Barnes, Karen L Clark, Jonathan B Farr, Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Michael W Bishop, Monika Metzger, Ching-Hon Pui, Sue C Kaste, Kirsten K Ness, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Yutaka Yasui, Charles A Sklar
Context: Long-term follow-up data on premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in childhood cancer survivors are limited. Context: To describe the prevalence of POI, its risk factors and associated long-term adverse health outcomes. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: The St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study - established cohort in a tertiary care center. Patients: 921 participants (median age 31.7 years) were evaluated at a median of 24...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364312/physical-and-social-characteristics-and-support-needs-of-adult-female-childhood-cancer-survivors-who-underwent-hormone-replacement-therapy
#19
Akiko Tomioka, Mitsue Maru, Kenichi Kashimada, Hideya Sakakibara
BACKGROUND: Female childhood cancer survivors who develop gonadal dysfunction require female hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from puberty until menopause. However, the support provided in such cases has not been studied. We investigated the physical and social characteristics and support needs of adult female childhood cancer survivors who underwent HRT. METHODS: Forty-nine adult female childhood cancer survivors completed self-administered questionnaires. We compared the clinical characteristics, health status, and social conditions between a group that underwent HRT and a group that did not, and we surveyed support needs of the group that underwent HRT...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357785/patterns-of-unmet-needs-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-aya-cancer-survivors-in-their-own-words
#20
Alex W K Wong, Ting-Ting Chang, Katrina Christopher, Stephen C L Lau, Lynda K Beaupin, Brad Love, Kim L Lipsey, Michael Feuerstein
PURPOSE: Categorization of the needs of AYA cancer survivors is primarily based on quantitative analyses of epidemiological and observational research. The present study classified the phenomenological experiences of AYA survivors based on their own language. METHODS: A systematic approach for selecting qualitative studies of unmet needs in AYA cancer survivors was used. Following selection based on quality, survivor statements were entered verbatim and thematic analysis was conducted using NVivo qualitative research software...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
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