- Cancer Information
- Managing side effects
- Fertility and cancer
- Key questions
- Which health professionals will I see?
Which health professionals will I see?
There are several people who can help with fertility concerns, including:
|cancer specialist*||might be a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, gynaecological oncologist, surgeon, haematologist or cancer care coordinator|
|fertility specialist*||diagnoses, treats and manages infertility and reproductive hormonal disorders; may be an obstetrician, reproductive endocrinologist or urologist|
|oncofertility specialist*||specialises in fertility care of adults or children with cancer|
|paediatric gynaecologist*, endocrinologist*, surgeon*||may specialise in fertility care of children with cancer|
|fertility counsellor||provides support and advice for people with fertility concerns|
|genetic counsellor||provides advice for people with a strong family history of cancer or a genetic condition linked to cancer|
|gynaecological oncologist*||diagnoses and treats cancers of the female reproductive system, e.g. ovarian, cervical|
|urologist*/ andrologist*||diagnoses and treats diseases of the urinary system and the male reproductive system|
Podcast: Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
Prof Martha Hickey, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne and Director, Gynaecology Research Centre, The Royal Women’s Hospital, VIC; Dr Sally Baron-Hay, Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital and Northern Cancer Institute, NSW; Anita Cox, Cancer Nurse Specialist and Youth Cancer Clinical Nurse Consultant, Gold Coast University Hospital, QLD; Kate Cox, McGrath Breast Health Nurse Consultant, Gawler/ Barossa Region, SA; Jade Harkin, Consumer; A/Prof Yasmin Jayasinghe, Director Oncofertility Program, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Chair, Australian New Zealand Consortium in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncofertility, Senior Research Fellow, The Royal Women’s Hospital and The University Of Melbourne, VIC; Melissa Jones, Nurse Consultant, Youth Cancer Service SA/NT, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA; Dr Shanna Logan, Clinical Psychologist, The Hummingbird Centre, Newcastle West, NSW; Stephen Page, Family Law Accredited Specialist and Director, Page Provan, QLD; Dr Michelle Peate, Program Leader, Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Royal Women’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne, VIC; Pampa Ray, Consumer; Prof Jane Ussher, Chair, Women’s Health Psychology, and Chief Investigator, Out with Cancer study, Western Sydney University, NSW; Prof Beverley Vollenhoven AM, Carl Wood Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and Director, Gynaecology and Research, Women’s and Newborn, Monash Health and Monash IVF, VIC; Lesley Woods, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council WA.
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