Fertility preservation for patients with gynecologic malignancies: The Korean Society for Fertility Preservation clinical guidelines

Sanghoon Lee, Seul Ki Kim, Kyung Joo Hwang, Tak Kim, Seok Hyun Kim

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Abstract

Fertility preservation plays a central role in cancer care since an increasingly large number of cancer patients are surviving as a result of improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Physicians who take part in the initial diagnosis and management of gynecologic cancer should understand the importance of fertility preservation. Since indications for fertility preservation are limited to early-stage gynecologic cancer, a surgeon must carefully consider each indication. Before performing fertility-sparing surgery, health professionals should compare its oncologic and pregnancy outcomes with those of other standard treatments. Individualized treatment strategies should be delivered depending on the patient's situation, and physicians should provide timely information and appropriate counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalClinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
*This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (No. NRF-2016R1C1B3015250).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017. The Korean Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Keywords

  • Fertility preservation
  • Fertility-sparing surgery
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine

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