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State of the Art in Fertility Preservation for Female Patients Prior to Oncologic Therapies

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Department of Urology, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu-Mures, 540139 Targu-Mures, Romania
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Mureș County Hospital, 540136 Targu-Mures, Romania
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“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050471 Bucharest, Romania
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Department of Urology, “Prof. Dr. Th. Burghele” Clinical Hospital, 050659 Bucharest, Romania
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Neolife Medical Center, 077190 Bucharest, Romania
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Elias University Emergency Hospital, 011461 Bucharest, Romania
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Medicina 2020, 56(2), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56020089
Received: 27 December 2019 / Revised: 7 February 2020 / Accepted: 18 February 2020 / Published: 23 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Interdisciplinary Medicine)
Quality of life improvement stands as one of the main goals of the medical sciences. Increasing cancer survival rates associated with better early detection and extended therapeutic options led to the specific modeling of patients’ choices, comprising aspects of reproductive life that correlated with the evolution of modern society, and requires better assessment. Of these, fertility preservation and ovarian function conservation for pre-menopause female oncologic patients pose a contemporary challenge due to procreation age advance in evolved societies and to the growing expectations regarding cancer treatment. Progress made in cell and tissue-freezing technologies brought hope and shed new light on the onco-fertility field. Additionally, crossing roads with general fertility and senescence studies proved highly beneficial due to the enlarged scope and better synergies and funding. We here strive to bring attention to this domain of care and to sensitize all medical specialties towards a more cohesive approach and to better communication among caregivers and patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: fertility preservation; cryo-preservation; vitrification; breast cancer fertility preservation; cryo-preservation; vitrification; breast cancer
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Chibelean, C.B.; Petca, R.-C.; Radu, D.C.; Petca, A. State of the Art in Fertility Preservation for Female Patients Prior to Oncologic Therapies. Medicina 2020, 56, 89.

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