Immunotherapy For Cancer: How Does it Affect Fertility?

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    “I think there's still a lot that we need to know about subtle changes in fertility that may be impacted by checkpoint inhibitor therapy,” Diefenbach tells HealthCentral. “But I think the big picture is they're much safer and a huge improvement over chemotherapies which were cytotoxic and much more toxic to fertility.”
    Katherine Malmo

    Katherine Malmo


    Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer and author who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer 13 years ago. Her memoir, “Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish, and Demolition,” was published in 2011 and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. These days, she lives in Seattle and writes mostly about cancer and advances in cancer treatments.