Cancer survivors still have lower fertility rates

12/26/2008 | Reuters

Men and women who survive cancer are less likely to have children than those who have not had the disease, despite strategies begun in the 1980s to help boost reproduction rates. Researchers in Norway say women who survive cancer were half as likely to have children in the 10 years following the diagnosis, and men were 30% less likely. They say there have been minimal gains made in fertility among cancer patients diagnosed in 1988 and after.

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