Your Health Connection Talks Fertility Issues & Cancer - Wed. @ 6P
Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is community engagement from the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University, featuring veteran Atlanta Journalist (and cancer survivor), JaQuitta Williams, as your host. Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. as we discuss the issues surrounding fertility and surviving cancer. Can you still have children after cancer? How can various therapies designed to defeat the disease impact you or your loved ones' ability to conceive a healthy child?
JaQuitta was joined by our guest expert Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith, as well as two cancer survivors who have dealt with these issues personally: Dr. Jacqueline M. Walters, MD, and Schanea Kelly. They will discuss fertility and surviving cancer; and, take your phone calls, live at: (404) 880 - 9255.
CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis provides these important links about fertility and cancer if you would like to dig deeper into the subject:
Use of Tamoxifen by Young Women is Influenced by Fertility Concerns
Fertility Drug Usage And Cancer Risk
Awareness of fertility preservation options among younger cancer patients may be low
Delaying childbirth may reduce the risk of an aggressive form of breast cancer
Hormonal therapy may prevent ovarian failure and preserve fertility in breast cancer