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Educating newly diagnosed cancer patients about treatment-related infertility risk and offering options for fertility preservation is nationally recommended as evidence based best practice. However, these discussions and practice vary widely between and within institutions.
Pediatric oncology nurses have the opportunity to advocate for their patients’ future fertility by implementing strategies to educate, communicate and coordinate fertility preservation options at their institution. Creating a centralized team of multi-disciplinary providers to consult with patients’ options is one way to ensure patients are informed of risk and offered appropriate preservation options. It is crucial that nurses and other healthcare providers are knowledgeable about fertility preservation options and consider institutional support and resources when creating a fertility preservation team. While discussing infertility and preservation options can be awkward and uncomfortable, there are strategies to help guide the conversation and ensure patients and families receive accurate and appropriate information.
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