Cancer Patients Get Counseling about Fertility Options

Cancer patients and their families have fertility preservation options at the time of diagnosis. However, despite advancements in the emerging field of oncofertility, few cancer patients were counseled about their options -- until recently.

Children's Hospital Colorado formed an oncofertility team in 2008, when a group of nurses concerned about their patients' ability to have children in the future joined with a research fellow to review charts to see how many patients had been informed about fertility preservation.

In this article from The Denver Post, Kathleen Pool, a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner at Children's Colorado, explains how this issue affects kids, teens and young adults with cancer.