Fertility Preservation in Children and Adolescents with Lymphoma – Clinical Options and Psychological Considerations

Presentation Description: 
Fertility issues are common in children and adolescents with lymphoma and often present clinical and psychological challenges that deeply affect not only patients, but the healthcare teams that care for them. This panel presentation  provided an overview of the clinical options available for both males and females with regards to fertility preservation, as well as an examination of the psychological implications of compromised fertility and subsequent preservation efforts.

Speakers (in presentation order):

Michael Neal, BSc(Hon), MSc
Scientific Director
ONE Fertility, Hamilton

Armando Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
Pediatric Urologist, Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Co-Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Staff Oncologist, Solid Tumour Program; Co-Medical Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Oncologist, Sarcoma Program; Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Associate Director, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Contributing panelist:

Anne Marie Maloney, MSN, NP-Pediatrics, CPHON
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fertility Preservation Program
Nurse Practitioner, Hematology and Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

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