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Fertility and Sexuality

The permanent changes in reproductive function are now recognized as one of the most prevalent side effects of cancer therapy. Over the past three decades cancer fighting treatments including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery have led to major advances in the cure rates of various malignancies occurring during the reproductive years, but all have the potential to cause permanent infertility. To learn more, visit Reproductive Needs for the Cancer Patient.

While several successful fertility preservation options are available, they are underutilized due to a general lack of awareness, education and financial resources. To learn more, visit Fertile Hope.

The physicians and staff at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital recognize the importance of preserving fertility and we partner with physicians at the Penn Medicine to provide the latest information and resources on fertility for our patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Visit Penn Health for Women for general women's health information.


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