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Chance of surviving childhood cancer has improved — but survivors’ overall health has not

In large study of childhood cancer survivors, self-reported health remained constant or declined for patients treated in recent decades

Nov. 7, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Survival of childhood cancers is higher in recent decades. But a new study shows that survivors' overall self-reported health has not improved in tandem.

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How much does chemo impact fertility?

New study looks at how chemo affects childhood cancer survivors’ ability to have kids later in life

March 22, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch sheds light on the degree chemo can impact the fertility of childhood cancer survivors and suggests steps young cancer patients (and their parents) may want to take before they receive treatment. Lead author Dr. Eric Chow weighs in.

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Fertility after cancer: Young women less likely to be told about options

New study finds young male cancer patients twice as likely to be counseled on preserving fertility

July 27, 2015 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A new nationwide study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s reveals that young male cancer patients were twice as likely as young women to be counseled on ways to preserve their fertility, such as freezing sperm or eggs.

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