J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2020 Aug 20. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2020.0101. Online ahead of print.
While survival after hematological malignancies in adolescent and young adult patients is improving, patients report poor oncofertility care. This population-based, retrospective cohort study used data from the Ontario Cancer Registry and billing codes to identify fertility consultations for lymphoma patients between 2000 and 2018. Consultation trends across time and different patient and physician characteristics were analyzed. We identified 2088 patients and a consultation rate of 3.4%
(increasing from 1% in 2000-2006 to 8% in 2014-2018). Patient parity and regional deprivation scores decreased rates. Despite mild improvement, there is ample missed opportunity for fertility discussions.