Dr. Woodruff Discusses the Growing Field of Oncofertility

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD
Published: Thursday, Oct 20, 2011

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, chief, Division of Fertility Preservation, director, The Oncofertility Consortium, director, The Institute for Women’s Health Research, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, explains that the field of oncofertility has progresses substantially over the past 5 years.

5 years ago there weren't oncology discussion about fertility management, now there has been over 2700 consults in the last 9 months alone. More discussions concerning oncofertility needs to occur during the initial diagnosis and the key person in this conversation needs to be the allied health professional. These professionals can easily bring up the topic and can help the patient advocated with their provider.

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, chief, Division of Fertility Preservation, director, The Oncofertility Consortium, director, The Institute for Women’s Health Research, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, explains that the field of oncofertility has progresses substantially over the past 5 years.

5 years ago there weren't oncology discussion about fertility management, now there has been over 2700 consults in the last 9 months alone. More discussions concerning oncofertility needs to occur during the initial diagnosis and the key person in this conversation needs to be the allied health professional. These professionals can easily bring up the topic and can help the patient advocated with their provider.


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