Recent developments and current research have led the majority of children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with cancer today to become long-term survivors who move from childhood to adulthood and later into old age. This applies to patients with many types of cancer who are diagnosed early and undergo effective and less toxic treatments.
Fertility is not threatened by all types of anti-cancer therapies, however some do affect it. Therefore, the ability to obtain biological offspring emerges as an important factor that must be considered before starting treatment.
In addition to scientific and technological developments in medicine, recent developments in the legal framework in the European Union and Greece now allow patients to schedule fertility maintenance before starting treatment.
At the Contemporary Oncology Team, our specialists will highlight the options available to men and women in each case and support the patient’s decision. These procedures are performed in specialized centers and patients are encouraged to conduct their own research on the performance history and cost of these centers.