Recent advances in cancer treatment have highlighted the fact that the majority of children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with cancer today will become long-term survivors, who will transition through childbearing middle age and old age. This is also true of patients with many other types of cancers that are diagnosed early and undergo successful, less toxic treatments.
Not all cancer treatments threaten fertility however, some medications do and hence the issue of the ability to have biologically related children in the future becomes an important factor to consider before beginning treatment.
Besides scientific and technological advances in medicine, recent developments of the legal framework in the European Union and Greece now enable patients to plan for the preservation of their fertility prior to start of cancer treatment.
At Contemporary Oncology, our specialists will highlight the different options available for men and women in each individual case and support the decision making process of the patient. These procedures are conducted in specialist centers, and patients are encouraged to conduct their own research about the track record and costs of these centers.