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Family Planning Options

Once you've spoken with your doctor about whether your treatment can affect fertility, you may want to know more about family-planning options. There are several options for both males and females that may help you, or your child, preserve the ability to have children in the future. Your options depend on several factors, including: Your age at the time of diagnosis and treatment The type of cancer The type of treatment Your family planning objectives Many men and ...

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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnancy Most women of childbearing age who have been treated for cancer and are able to conceive (are fertile) can go on to have normal pregnancies and healthy babies. Women should be able to become pregnant if treatment did not affect the ovaries or uterus. Before you try to become pregnant, talk with your oncologist about your medical readiness for pregnancy. You may also want to consult with a reproductive endocrinologist for a fertility assessment. Even though some drugs used to ...

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Possible Treatment Effects

Possible effects on males Loss of sperm production can be temporary or permanent. If sperm production recovers, this can take one to five years. Analysis of a semen sample can indicate if you are making sperm. This can be done one year or later after treatment is completed. Talk with your doctor about how often to be evaluated. A note to parents: Some chemotherapies and radiation therapies can affect the endocrine system, the glands and cells that control growth and developm ...

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Young Adult ALL Survivors: Where Are They Now?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) invites you to catch up with the young adults who were featured in our previous video series, Cancer Survivorship in Young Adults: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Join them as they discuss their cancer journey and how their lives have changed since completing treatment. In these three video clips, young adult ALL survivors discuss: Fertility concerns and challenges How their relationships evolved during and after treatme ...

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