Chemotherapy can make you infertile. As if cancer isn’t enough to deal with and now I have to face the possibility that I may never regain my fertility?!
This is definitely something that I didn’t think I would ever have to consider at 24 years old. With next to no time to contemplate such a significant subject, I was forced into making a decision about whether I wanted to make attempts to preserve my fertility, or proceed with treatment without making any preservation attempts.
I initially met with a consultant in Malvern to discuss my options and underwent some blood tests to check my hormone levels . After explaining my diagnosis and that my cancer was strongly ER+ (estrogen positive/fuelled by estrogen!) he explained that undergoing fertility preservation would put me at higher risk and essentially fuel my cancer as I would have to pump my body with hormones to…
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