AYA Cancer Patients are at-risk of becoming infertile as a result of their chemotherapy treatment. Patients should discuss fertility preservation options with their oncologist. Research studies indicate that Pediatric, and AYA Oncology Patients and their families should be made aware of the risk of infertility and be given the opportunity to ask questions about their treatment options.
An excellent article on this subject can be found in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Volume 1, Number 1, 2011. The article is titled "Assessing the Reproductive Concerns of Children and Adolescents with Cancer: Challenges and Potential Solutions." Written by Knapp, Quinn, and Murphy (2011).