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Perceived and objective fertility risk among female survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer had high rates of perceiving increased infertility risk but frequently overestimated or underestimated their risk in this study that included 785 participants. These findings suggest that counseling on infertility risk throughout survivorship may reduce misalignment between perceptions and actual risk, decrease fertility-related psychological distress, and inform family planning decisions. 

Authors: H. Irene Su, M.D., M.S.C.E., of the University of California San Diego, is the corresponding author. 

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