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Young Survivors

Public Group active 5 years, 4 months ago ago

To talk about the different needs of the younger population

Fertility preservation and cancer (1 post)

  • Profile picture of rick rick said 5 years, 4 months ago:

    Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can’t do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as could be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you’re born. That’s one thing God got wrong.” – Halle Berry

    As our society delays childbearing to finnish education and begin careers, we have been finding that sometimes those who have wished to become parents are no longer able due to loss of fertility due to cancer or it’s treatment. Our colleagues in the infertility treatment world have been masterful at getting around some of these problems through advances in reproductive technology. And those of us who practice cancer treatment have included this in our algorithm of treatment decision making.

    And so I wonder was infertility an issue with your cancer or treatment? Was there ever a discussion on the effects of cancer or it’s treatment on your fertility with your doctor? Would you have wanted one?