Your Fertility

Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy

Some types of cancer treatment will have no effect on fertility; others may. Chemotherapy can bring on early menopause, stopping the ovarian function and the menstrual cycle. It can also reduce oestrogen levels.

Radiotherapy may disrupt the reproductive hormone system which can cause ovarian failure. It may also reduce uterus' capacity to hold a pregnancy to full term. It's important to remember, that all of these effects are dose and frequency dependent.

We suggest that women should discuss potential fertility issues with their oncologist and consider preserving at HARI with the National Oncology Cryopreservation Centre (This is to be a link)