Fertility and preservation options must be addressed
Sue Morgan Nurse consultant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and trustee of the charity Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer
Young people dealing with cancer treatment need nurses who can normalise conversations about the issue and guide them
In the UK, around 2,500 young people are diagnosed with cancer each year and around 15% of them have a high risk of future fertility problems. Their specialist needs and support in terms of fertility are often overlooked.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 17, 01, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/cnp.17.01.14.s12