CANCER ANSWER TUESDAYS by Allison W. Gryphon
“Do you want to have children?” I remember the words coming out of my medical oncologists mouth when we sat down for our first appointment.
Having cancer is frightening beyond comprehension. Being asked if you want to have children while you’re still in shock is a necessary evil.
Everyone is different emotionally and physically and the doctors are prepared for that, but they also want to get the cancer out of your body in the most efficient manner possible. Both men and women can face fertility issues from cancer and cancer treatment. The best thing any cancer fighter can do is arm themselves with information.
Livestrong’s Fertile Hope Initiative offers a clear and straight forward overview of the risk factors and treatment impact. It’s a great, easy-to-read resource that can help you understand what you’re facing and assist you in better preparing questions for your medical team regarding fertility.
Click Here to read the Livestrong Fertile Hope article.