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Does Chemo Make You Infertile?

Postby Radbert » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:48 am

Not necessarily, no.
It would depend on the type of chemo, the age of the person and how their body reacts to it.
I stopped having a period after my first chemo and haven't had one since (4 years) but I was 47 when I started and perimenopausal.
I was also warned that there was still a chance that I could get pregnant so still use protection.

My friend had chemo for testicular cancer when he was 23.
He went on to father two more children after his treatment.

I know a few women who have had children after chemo for breast cancer.
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Does Chemo Make You Infertile?

Postby Strod » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:59 am

i agree with meg, i had FEC and taxol chemo nearly 2 years ago and it put me through early menopause, i was 46 at the time. really depends what type of cancer and what treatment they give. speak to the oncologist as they will be able to give you more information.
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