Category: Cancer

Gender, Racial and Socioeconomic Treatment Disparities in Young Cancer Patients; The Shocking Truth in Europe and the US.

The malignant growth that is cancer does not discriminate-a person of any race, creed, color, nationality, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status can be affected.

Our healthcare system does however discriminate between cancer patients.

When it comes to informing patients of the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on their fertility, studies conducted in Sweden and the US...

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Study links breast cancer risk to IVF in young women

The ASRM Office of Public Affairs has released information on a large, population-based study done in Australia, linking In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to breast cancer in young women. The study, led by Louise M. Stewart, B.Sc., utilized data from over 21,000 women and indicated that breast cancer rates are contingent upon the age of the woman at time of treatment....

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American Epidemics

I started losing friends to breast cancer when I was in my thirties. One of the lowest points I experienced during my infertility struggle was coping with my friend Sheila's abortion; she had late stage breast cancer at the time and a pregnancy would have hastened her death. I was so grateful that she lived long enough to meet my...

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Politicizing Healthcare

The recent decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood really caught my interest. The Komen Foundation initially announced they would not fund breast cancer screening for patients at Planned Parenthood because they have a policy saying they will give no funding to programs that "are under investigation." Planned Parenthood was "under investigation" because anti-abortion groups...

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Breast Cancer and Your Fertility Options

Women who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer may now have new options to preserve their fertility and conceive after their treatment for breast cancer is completed. The state of NJ has mandated coverage of fertility preservation treatments for women of reproductive age who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. This article will discuss emerging new therapies for fertility...

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