Strategies to Support Reproductive Decision-Making Before Initiating Cancer Treatment
SELF STUDY / ENDURING - ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 60 Minutes
As part of education and informed consent before cancer therapy, health care providers should address the possibility of infertility with patients treated during their reproductive years and be prepared to discuss possible fertility preservation options and/or to refer all potential patients to appropriate reproductive specialists. In this webcast, expert faculty will discuss the risks to fertility in patients undergoing cancer treatment and the strategies available for preserving fertility prior to treatment. Faculty will use case studies to illustrate discussions that should occur prior to initiating therapy and as part of on-going dialogue during treatment and survivorship. Learners will expand upon their knowledge of holistic patient care and increase the patient’s quality of life by addressing common human desires.
This CME initiative was designed for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
1. Discuss the infertility risks associated with cancer treatment with patients so they can ask questions prior to starting treatment
2. Describe the options available for preserving fertility before starting treatment to prevent patient distress and future regret
3. Confirm that patients understand their fertility preservation options prior to starting cancer treatment
Erin Taylor MS, PA-CN
Erin Taylor is a Physician Assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center with 11 years of experience practicing in the Lymphoma Department and Stem Cell Transplant Department. She is a survivor of leukemia at age 18, and advocates for improving care and resources for young adult patients. She works closely with the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Clinic at MD Anderson and serves on the Young Adult Advisory Council. She is also a board member for Dan’s House of Hope, a non-profit serving young adult cancer patients in Houston.
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