Helping women touched by cancer become mothers.
Understanding Your Risk

All fertile women touched by cancer and being treated with chemotherapy or prophylactic surgery are at risk for infertility. Other cancer treatments complicate and compromise your ability to conceive and carry a child to term, but not leave you in premature menopause. Your level of risk depends on a few factors. They include, but are not limited to:

  1. Your age at time of diagnosis;
  2. Your reproductive health at time of diagnosis;
  3. Scheduled to receive aggressive chemotherapy;
  4. Over the age of 34;
  5. Scheduled for systemic treatment like Tamoxifen;
  6. Carriers of the breast cancer genetic mutation;
  7. Your age when you are scheduled to complete cancer treatment.

Fertile Action believes all cancer patients have the right to pursue parenthood and recommends that you discuss your parenting future with both a fertility specialist and your oncologist as quickly as possible. Many fertility doctors can consult with you by phone if you mention your cancer diagnosis. Find a doctor in your area today.