How long must I wait after treatment to try to father a child?
How long after cancer treatment can you get pregnant?
It’s important to wait at least 6 months (or longer) to get pregnant after chemotherapy ends. You don’t want to get pregnant with an egg that was damaged by chemotherapy. After chemotherapy, fertility may be short-lived.
Is it safe to have children after cancer?
When can I try to get pregnant? There is no evidence that cancer treatments harm children conceived after treatment. But doctors usually advise you to use contraception for a while after treatment to let your body recover. If you are thinking about getting pregnant, it is helpful to talk to your cancer doctor first.
What are the chances of getting pregnant after cancer?
Only approximately 10% maintained the desire to become pregnant after chemotherapy. Of six patients who still wanted to have children, four became pregnant, though two of these ended in a miscarriage.
Can you get pregnant if you have cancer?
Although it’s rare, you can be diagnosed with cancer while you’re pregnant. It’s also possible to get pregnant while you’re being treated for cancer. In most cases, being pregnant won’t make cancer grow faster in your body.
Does chemo as a child make you infertile?
Some chemotherapy drugs can damage the ovary or testis, leading to an increased risk of infertility (inability to have a child) and also, in women, early menopause. If this is an important issue for you, make sure you discuss it fully with your doctor before treatment starts.
Can you get pregnant after cervical cancer treatment?
Unfortunately, after most treatment for cervical cancer, you won’t be able to get pregnant. This is because you may have: surgery to remove your womb (a radical hysterectomy) radiotherapy as part of your treatment that affects the womb and may stop your ovaries working.
Does cancer treatment make you infertile?
Chemotherapy can stop your ovaries from working. This causes infertility, which can be temporary or permanent. It can also bring on the menopause.
Will I get cancer if my mom had it?
“And women who inherit certain genetic mutations, such as those on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, may have a lifetime risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer of anywhere from 50% to 85%. If you inherit that mutation from your mother, there is a very strong chance that you will go on to develop breast cancer, too.”
What happens if you get pregnant too soon after chemo?
You may need to wait at least 6 months after your last chemo treatment to try for a pregnancy. This is because eggs maturing in the ovaries can be damaged by chemo. And getting pregnant too soon after chemo might cause birth defects or miscarriage.
Can sperm regenerate after chemo?
Fertility problems from cancer treatment may be temporary or permanent. Some men regain the ability to produce sperm after treatment. This generally takes 1 to 3 years, but can sometimes take longer. Some men have only partial recovery, with low sperm counts, and some men never recover sperm production.