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How Breast Cancer Affects Fertility

PJ Hamel Health Guide August 12, 2010
  • You’re a young woman, just diagnosed with breast cancer. Will treatment affect your fertility? Will you ever be able to have children? Find out what breast cancer and its treatment may mean to your future as a mom.Q. I’m 32 years old, and have just found out I have breast cancer. I’...

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  • Alice Crisci
    Nov. 09, 2010

    Great Q&A. Women seeking donor sperm can receive financial aid through our organization Fertile Action, as well as long-term storage for eggs, embryos or left over sperm. We also have fertility docs willing to give cancer patients 50% off their IVF treatments in the Los Angeles area.

     

    Please visit fertileaction.org for more information.

     

    Thanks...

    RHMLucky777

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    Great Q&A. Women seeking donor sperm can receive financial aid through our organization Fertile Action, as well as long-term storage for eggs, embryos or left over sperm. We also have fertility docs willing to give cancer patients 50% off their IVF treatments in the Los Angeles area.

     

    Please visit fertileaction.org for more information.

     

    Thanks for this great information!

     

    Alice, Founder

  • Peglove
    Aug. 15, 2010

    I wasn't sure where to write about this subject, so I am so glad you wrote this, PJ!

     

    I am 35 now and had chemo and guess what? My periods are back and the endo/gyn says all systems are go! Great news, if I actually wanted kids! But I am child-free and happy to be. I just wanted to share this information because chemo-pause was one of the things I worried...

    RHMLucky777

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    I wasn't sure where to write about this subject, so I am so glad you wrote this, PJ!

     

    I am 35 now and had chemo and guess what? My periods are back and the endo/gyn says all systems are go! Great news, if I actually wanted kids! But I am child-free and happy to be. I just wanted to share this information because chemo-pause was one of the things I worried about. Well, it didn't happen here, and the younger you are, the better chances you have of not having chemical menopause.

     

    So I am proof! My ovaries work, and the eggs look good, so says the doc. Hope this brings some hope to young women out there that are interested in kids. 

     

    Big Warm Hug,

     

    Peglove.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Aug. 15, 2010

      Thanks for sharing this happy news with the community, Peg. And it didn't even take that long for everything to start working again, did it? Even if you don't want kids, it's nice to know the chemo wasn't doing permanent damage. YAY! Smile PJH