|Awarded On||August 02, 2012|
|Title||LIVESTRONG Fertility Training Module: improving access to fertility preservation information and services for cancer survivors|
|Award Mechanism||Health Behavior Change Through Public and Professional Education and Training|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Aditi Narayan|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Annually, more than 130,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer during their reproductive years. The 5-year survival rate for these patients is 79%. However, in order to survive their disease, cancer patients often undergo medically necessary treatments that can cause infertility. Research shows that having children is important to many of those diagnosed with cancer and infertility affects a cancer survivor’s long-term quality of life by causing unresolved grief and depression.
Fertility preservation is often possible for people prior to their cancer treatment beginning. Advances in reproductive technologies are evolving, providing options that simply did not exist for cancer patients even a...