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      Approaching and having a discussion about fertility preservation can be very overwhelming and difficult, for the patient, parents and healthcare provider. It is important to have this conversation at diagnosis so knowledge and decisions can precede treatment, when possible.  Various strategies can be used to aid in this difficult discussion:

      – Initially discuss with the primary oncology team to assess what facts the family has already been given, how they are currently coping, and to fully understand the patient’s fertility risk

      – Utilize the child life specialists to better understand the patient and the development needs

      – Do not assume when this discussion should happen. Allow the family the time they need and include in the timing of this important meeting

      – Meet with family in a private/quiet place

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      <span class=”ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak” dir=”ltr”>Points 1 and 3 resonated with me the most as often times we may be asked to step into a situation where we haven’t been fully involved the patients care from the beginning.</span>

      <span class=”ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak” dir=”ltr”>Your recognition of the importance of collaborating with the healthcare team for comprehensive patient care and acknowledging the need to avoid assumptions aligns with key principles in clinical practice. Effectively communicating with the team ensures a holistic understanding of the patient’s situation, while maintaining a patient-centric approach. Integrating these aspects enhances the quality of care and fosters a more empathetic and human-centered healthcare environment.</span>

       

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