Tag: risks of infertility

  • Maddy Ritchie: I Don’t Know How She Does It

    Being 17 is complicated enough. Being told you have a rare pelvic tumour can really turn your world upside down. Meet Maddy: she’s now in her early 20s, two years cancer-free and a passionate volunteer with cancer charities. She speaks candidly about treatment, fertility, spirituality and how she got through her experience. From MamaMia’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ podcast series.

  • Studies prove lack of fertility information and support for young people

    Wiley Newsroom reports that 23 studies have found a lack of fertility information and support for young people. While many clinicians know of the risk to their patients’ fertility from cancer treatment, they are not having the appropriate discussions and referrals to provide adequate support to them. The report also mentions: “[S]ome oncology clinicians may lack appropriate fertility knowledge and be unsure whose role it is to provide fertility support.” Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on fertility, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Fertility issues in boys and men with cancer

    US website Cancer.gov discusses fertility issues in boys and men. The overview covers how cancer treatment may affect men’s fertility and sexual relationships. It also suggests questions you can ask your treating team about your fertility and sex. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, Cancer Advisor would love you to share your insights and knowledge on the site. Your story could help other people facing cancer, and make them feel less alone. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • How cancer may affect fertility

    Redkite gives an overview of how cancer may affect your fertility and the questions you should ask. Cancer Advisor has found a range of resources on cancer fertility. Psst … before you go If you haven’t already make sure to register. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs and preferences such as particular cancer type and age group. And you’ll receive regular notifications when fresh content, relevant to you, has been added.

  • Fertility risk calculator

    A calculator developed by US organisation Livestrong aimed at providing young people with information on their cancer and the fertility risks attached to this. While it is based on research and clinical experience, you should always speak with your treating time about your treatment and the risks to your fertility.

  • Fertility and cancer treatment

    Redkite have information for parents and young people about cancer treatment and how this might affect fertility. Getting information about fertility and treatment Support through awkward discussions What if treatment has already started? Cancer treatment can affect fertility and it is important to have discussions with your treatment team about what your options are. During treatment this may not seem like a priority, but decisions made early on can have long-term effects so it is important to find out about fertility as early as possible. For some families it may be uncomfortable to have discussions about sex and fertility. Unfortunately, many […]