It seems that it would be helpful when talking to families of newly diagnosed children to start with what they know about their child’s diagnosis and what they understand about how it will effect their child’s future in all aspects not just fertility. Discussing fertility preservation opens up the idea that one day this immediate chaos will be over and their child will have a normal life again. It can be very hopeful and comforting. The initial diagnosis process is so overwhelming, the best you can do is focus on what will be happening in the next 24 hours, line placement, bone marrow aspirates, lumbar punctures, chemo starting… that talking about their child starting a family one day is such a fresh reminder that there is a future after this, one where their child is not sick and doing healthy normal things.
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