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What to ask your doctor about fertility and chemotherapy

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Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Will the chemotherapy make me infertile?
  • Will it be permanent?
  • Do I have any choice about the drugs I can have?
  • How can I bank sperm before my treatment starts?
  • Is it possible for me to store eggs or embryos before my treatment?
  • Will the treatment affect my periods?
  • What help is available if I have menopausal symptoms?
  • If I do become infertile, are there any ways I could still have children?
  • Can you tell me about ovarian tissue freezing?
  • Is there someone I can talk to about how I feel about infertility?
  • Can I delay treatment to start a family?
  • Can you suggest some useful books to read or websites to visit?
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Updated: 10 January 2015