There’s no one size fits all answer here. Even without a cancer diagnosis, fertility status varies greatly from one person to the next and most people don’t know their “baseline” fertility before a cancer diagnosis. But, the risk of infertility due to cancer treatment can range from 20-80%. Because of this, we encourage all patients to meet with a fertility preservation specialist to learn about their options and figure out an individual treatment plan.
Cancer & Infertility
When it comes to infertility and cancer, the main causes are those pretty important and life-saving cancer treatments. Radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and transplants all have the potential to cause infertility. And cancer itself can impact fertility, too. But, what does that really mean?