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Medicinski pregled
2018, vol. 71, iss. 1-2, pp. 53-59
article language: English
document type: Conference Paper/Report
published on: 21/04/2018
doi: 10.2298/MPNS1802053B
Fertility preservation in cancer patients
aClinical Center of Vojvodina, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Novi Sad + University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine
bClinical Center of Vojvodina, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Novi Sad



Introduction. Progress in the field of cancer treatment has led to increased survival rate of cancer patients. Chemotherapy and surgical treatment may be the consequence of decreased fertility in both genders. Fertility Preservation. Some of the prominent techniques for fertility preservation, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, are efficient and safe techniques in clinical practice, while cryopreservation of gonadal tissue and cells is considered experimental, and it is not used in everyday practice yet. Conclusion. Timely and complete information about the effects of cancer treatment on fertility, as well as information about the potential techniques for fertility preservation, should be available to all patients.


Fertility Preservation; Neoplasms; Cryopreservation; Tissue Preservation; Antineoplastic Agents; Reproductive Techniques; Assisted; Oocytes; Drug Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions


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