Young cancer survivors ‘frequently over- or underestimate infertility risk’

Both gonadotoxicity of treatments and absent or irregular menses were tied with higher infertility risk perception.
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Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer have higher rates of perceiving increased infertility risk but frequently overestimate or underestimate their risk, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

US researchers at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla conducted a retrospective cohort study of female young adult cancer survivors (aged 15-39) to examine whether estimated treatment gonadotoxicity and post-treatment menstrual pattern are associated with higher infertility risk perception.