Brachytherapy and fertility.

Fertility is a major part of the global care of patients treated for cancer. A new discipline known as oncofertility has emerged in some countries. Although the relationship between chemotherapy and external radiotherapy and fertility has been studied and reported, there is only scarce data available on brachytherapy. This systematic review aims to report available knowledge on the impact of brachytherapy on fertility. Specific consultations should be considered before brachytherapy to inform patients about their fertility preservation options.

Human fertility (Cambridge, England). 2016 Jun 16 [Epub ahead of print]

Alexander Tuan Falk, Cyrus Chargari, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Lévi, Caroline Adrados, Julie Antomarchi, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Renaud Mazeron, Christine Haie-Meder, Nicolas Magné

a Department of Radiation Oncology , Centre Antoine Lacassagne , Nice , France ;, b Department of Radiation Oncology , Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées du Val de Grâce , Paris , France ;, a Department of Radiation Oncology , Centre Antoine Lacassagne , Nice , France ;, c Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Fertility Center, Archet 2 University Hospital , Nice , France ;, c Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Fertility Center, Archet 2 University Hospital , Nice , France ;, d Department of Radiation Oncology , Institut de Cancérologie de la Loire , Saint Etienne , France ;, e Department of Radiation Oncology , Institut Gustave Roussy , Villejuif , France., e Department of Radiation Oncology , Institut Gustave Roussy , Villejuif , France., d Department of Radiation Oncology , Institut de Cancérologie de la Loire , Saint Etienne , France ;

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