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Fertility preserving options for gynecologic malignancies: A review of current understanding and future directions.

A new interesting article has been published in Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2018 Dec;132:116-124. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2018.09.020. Epub 2018 Oct 4. Review and titled:

Fertility preserving options for gynecologic malignancies: A review of current understanding and future directions.

Authors of this article are:

McKenzie ND, Kennard JA, Ahmad S.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Gynecological malignancies affect significant proportion of women in whom fertility preservation is a priority. Advancing reproductive technology and modern surgical techniques are changing the way young women with cancer are counseled regarding their fertility plans at time of cancer diagnosis. This review article provides the reader with fertility preserving updates in gynecologic malignancies as well as those with genetic predisposition for gynecologic malignancies. The different types of gynecologic malignancies including cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers and their unique obstacles are addressed separately. New insights into conservative cervical cancer surgery and fertility preserving neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by fertility preserving surgery for cervical cancer are discussed. Hormonal management of endometrial cancer are highlighted. Additionally, better understanding of ovarian failure with modern chemotherapy/radiation therapy is summarized. Finally, modern reproductive techniques such as ovarian cryopreservation are reviewed as well as those in early stages are development such as artificial ovarian tissue are previewed.

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