Erik Ernst

Kræft og infertilitet

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  • Kirsten Tryde Schmidt
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  • Anders Nyboe Andersen, Gynækologi, Obstetrik og Pædiatri, Denmark
  • Anne Patricia Loft, Institut for Regnskab og Revision, Denmark
  • Erik Ernst
  • Claus Yding Andersen
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Anatomy
Patients with cancer are at risk of loss of gonadal function due to the cancer treatment. Chemo- and radiation therapy are known to induce gonadal failure in both men and women and especially treatment with alkylating agents and/or abdominal or testicular radiation therapy poses a high risk. Methods exist to preserve fertility and these should be discussed with and offered to the patient if necessary and possible. For men, cryopreservation of semen is simple, non-invasive and low-cost. For women, cryopreservation of oocytes, embryos or ovarian tissue is an option in order to preserve fertility.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Pages (from-to)2455-9
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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