Live Q&A: Fertility Issues in Patients with Cancer & Blood Diseases

This event took place on April 20, but you can watch the broadcast below

Helpful Resources

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Cincinnati Children’s is offering this live question and answer session to answer your questions about fertility issues in children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood diseases. During this event, our co-hosts, Holly Hoefgen, MD and Karen Burns, MD will answer questions from you and other families online in real-time.

About Fertility Preservation

While significant medical advances have given children and young adults with cancer and blood diseases a better chance at survival, many of these lifesaving treatments (chemotherapy and radiation) can impact their ability to have biological children in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are frequently asked questions that may be discussed during the event:

  • What fertility preservation options are available before treatment?
  • How does my child’s treatment effect fertility?
  • Does age play a role in fertility after cancer?
  • Do cancer survivors have a higher rate of miscarriage?
  • How soon after diagnosis do fertility treatments need to begin?
  • What are the success rates of fertility preservation?

Host Description

The Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program at Cincinnati Children’s

The Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program at Cincinnati Children’s meets with patients whose medical condition or treatment regimens place them at risk for fertility complications in the future. Our team of pediatric gynecologists work closely with our oncology and hematology teams to provide all available fertility preservation options to our patients, utilizing the best and most up–to-date processes and techniques.

The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s is a national leader in caring for children and adolescents with cancer. Cincinnati Children’s is ranked # 2 in cancer care in the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report listing for Best Children’s Hospitals.