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Fertility

The term “fertility” is used to describe the ability to conceive a child naturally. Some cancer treatments affect fertility in males and females. The risk of infertility from cancer treatment is based on several factors, including the patient’s age and the type and dosage of treatment received. It is important to talk with members of your oncology team before treatment begins about the effects of your treatment.  Chemotherapy and radiation can cause side effects as well a ...

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Fertility

People in the YA age group can be in many different stages of life. You may have children; you may want children in the future; you may not want children now, but may change your mind; or you may not have given it much thought at all. Cancer treatment can affect fertility in both women and men making it difficult to conceive a child in the future. A cancer diagnosis may require you to think seriously about children. Not all cancer treatments affect fertility. Your risk depends on several ...

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Fertility and Pregnancy

Fertility, Pregnancy and TKIs  Patients who are of childbearing age (or parents of children with cancer) should ask their healthcare team to explain how treatment may affect the ability to have children. Patients with CML who will be taking TKIs should discuss fertility preservation with their doctor before starting TKI therapy. Growing numbers of CML patients of childbearing age are living with stable remissions and are considering having children while taking TKIs. Males. In so ...

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Fertility and Pregnancy

Other Helpful Organizations

In addition to our programs and services for blood cancer patients, families and caregivers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to offer an extensive directory of national and international resources. These organizations can help with cancer-related issues like financial assistance, support and counseling, assistance with transportation, and summer camps.

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