Cancer: Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that health professionals talk to all young people with cancer about their fertility before beginning treatment for cancer.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement expects all clinicians and trusts providing cancer services for children, teenagers and young adults to comply with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Clinical Guidelines and Quality Standards, including those that relate to fertility preservation.

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