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1. Huttar, Carol. Understanding the Experience of Infertility Following Cancer Treatment Among Female Cancer Survivors.

Degree: 2020, The Catholic University of America

Many women of reproductive age who survive cancer discover the additional challenge of infertility caused by their cancer treatment. This study sought to understand the simultaneous crises of cancer and infertility that require invasive medical treatment relating to life and legacy among young adult female cancer survivors. This reproductive trauma has the potential to affect approximately 70,000 women of reproductive age (15-39) diagnosed with cancer annually in the United States. For women who are newly diagnosed with cancer, considerations related to the impact of cancer treatment on their ability to have children add to the complexity of emotion and decision-making around their treatment. For some women, the loss of their fertility is just as, if not more, important than their cancer diagnosis and can result in distress, depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, and regret. Those who are able to find meaning in their traumatic loss, however, may experience posttraumatic growth, which has significant implications for survivorship. Data were collected from interviews, a demographic and background survey, and participant collaboration on a preliminary results report. Eleven women were interviewed and seven women participated in analyzing the results. Thematic analysis was used to examine the data, after which six themes were identified that describe the experience of iatrogenic infertility among young adult female cancer survivors. The themes pertain to fertility loss; emotional strain; liminality and identity shifts; relationship tension; systemic comparisons between cancer care and infertility sectors; and infertility openness and advocacy. Among the five domains of posttraumatic growth, spirituality was the domain least identified with change among women currently experiencing infertility.This research has implications for all professionals who work with young adults with cancer and assist in the process of meaning-making after trauma and loss. It raises awareness of what women with cancer confront after going through cancer treatment in their quest to have children in survivorship. It reveals gaps in service, areas of retraumatization between the cancer and infertility sectors, and the deep concern that women have regarding their fertility and the great loss that is felt once it is eradicated from cancer treatment.

Social work

Oncology

Cancer, Infertility, Oncofertility

Social Work

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Social Work. The Catholic University of America

Advisors/Committee Members: The Catholic University of America (Degree granting institution), Daughtery, Laura (Thesis advisor), Shields, Joseph (Committee member), BrintzenhofeSzoc, Karlynn (Committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Cancer; Infertility; Oncofertility

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APA (6th Edition):

Huttar, C. (2020). Understanding the Experience of Infertility Following Cancer Treatment Among Female Cancer Survivors. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213984

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Huttar, Carol. “Understanding the Experience of Infertility Following Cancer Treatment Among Female Cancer Survivors.” 2020. Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed January 27, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213984.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Huttar, Carol. “Understanding the Experience of Infertility Following Cancer Treatment Among Female Cancer Survivors.” 2020. Web. 27 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Huttar C. Understanding the Experience of Infertility Following Cancer Treatment Among Female Cancer Survivors. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2020. [cited 2021 Jan 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213984.

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Council of Science Editors:

Huttar C. Understanding the Experience of Infertility Following Cancer Treatment Among Female Cancer Survivors. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2020. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213984

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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