Cancer and its treatment may affect a person's ability to conceive a child or maintain a pregnancy (fertility). This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about the impact of cancer treatment on fertility.
If you want to become a parent, add to your family or even if you've not yet thought about having children, we hope this information will help you understand how you may be able to preserve your fertility before and during treatment. We also explain some options that may be available after cancer treatment. We cannot give advice about the best ways to preserve fertility. You need to discuss this with your doctors.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover - just read the parts that are useful to you. Some medical terms that may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary. You may also like to pass this booklet to family and friends for their information.