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Can There Be Fertility After Cancer?

Pregnancy and Cancer

According to WSOCTV:

“Investigators report 75 percent of those who are younger than 35 at the time of their cancer diagnosis say they still want to have children at some point in the future.

With 10 percent of all cancer patients being under the age of 45 this is quite a staggering number, considering 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year.”

You are more fertile the younger you are. The probability of having a baby decreases by 3-5% per year at the age of 30 and at a much faster rate at 40. In addition to Atresia as a woman ages, her eggs also age, impairing egg quality and increasing her risk for miscarriages or chromosomal abnormalities.

This information can present a scary reality for women who have not yet finished or begun having children and are suddenly faced with a  cancer diagnosis! You don’t have to give up your dreams of becoming a biological mother. The first, most important step is learning how fertile you are today to determine what fertility preservation option is right for you.

To learn more about fertility preservation continue reading the WSOC article or check out our Protect Your Fertility page.