Your primary care physician (PCP) may play an essential role in your oncofertility care.

Studies have shown that patients want their PCP to be engaged in their cancer care[1-2], given the nature of their existing relationship. In addition to coordinating your cancer care and providing necessary referrals, your PCP may:

  • perform routine cancer screening and early detection
  • counsel you about treatment options
  • monitor your treatment progresss
  • evaluate and manage your symptoms
  • manage any additional medical conditions you may have or devlop

Your PCP may be a good person to discuss how cancer treatment may affect your future fertility and available fertility preservation options

 

 


 

References

[1]Norman A, Sisler J, Hack T, Harlos M. Family physicians and cancer care: palliative care patients’ perspectives. Can Fam Physician. 2001;47:2009–16. 

[2]Hickner J, Kent S, Naragan P, Hunt L. Physicians’ and patients’ views of cancer care by family physicians: a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network. Fam Med. 2007;39:126–31.

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