Did You Know?
Over 89,000 young adults are newly diagnosed with cancer every year. (NCI) This number has increasing nearly 20,000 in the last 5 years.
Some treatment options (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and targeted and hormonal therapies) can directly or indirectly cause infertility. Some women don't realize that fertility has been affected until they try to have children and are not able to get pregnant.
Talk To Your Oncologist Before Treatment about Your Fertility Options.
Research shows chemotherapy can cause infertility – Depleting the egg supply and putting young adults in to early menopause
There is a lack of cancer support resources available for preserving fertility.
Fertility & Cancer
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You're Not Alone!
The cancer types most common to young adults are Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melanoma, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, and Breast Cancer
In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die form the disease. NCI
Research shows chemotherapy can cause infertility by depleting the egg supply and putting young adults in to early menopause
The higher the dose of treatment the more likely the risk of premature menopause and it is more common after high dose radiation then chemotherapy. (Aflac Cancer Survivor Program)
Radiation to the following sites can cause damage: Male and Female: Abdominal , bladder, femur, hip, inguinal area, pelvic, lower spine, testicular and total body irradiation. Head and neck irradiation can alter the brain's ability to signal the ovary or testes. (Aflac Cancer Survivor Program)