Which organizations have released treatment guidelines for cervical cancer and fertility preservation?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) have both released guidelines for the management of cervical cancer. [8, 108]

In addition, the American Society for Clinical Oncology has released fertility preservation guidelines for adults with cancer. General recommendations include the following [109] :

  • The possibility of infertility should be addressed as early as possible before treatment starts

  • Refer patients who express an interest in fertility preservation (and patients who are ambivalent) to reproductive specialists

  • Answer basic questions about whether fertility preservation may have an impact on successful cancer treatment


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