Cancer and Fertility: A Guide for Young Adults

Cancer is a reality for many young adults. Approximately 10,000 Canadians aged 24-44 are diagnosed with cancer every year. The good news is the about 80% survive. The bad news is that many cancer treatments will lead to infertility. For women, infertility means being unable to produce eggs, the inability to conceive, or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. For men, it means being unable to produce an adequate number of sperm, or producing sperm that are irreversibly damaged by cancer treatment and are not able to fertilize a woman’s egg. Fertile Future has created a guide that provides information on cancer treatments that can cause infertility and fertility options for cancer survivors.

To obtain a copy, call 1.877.HOPE.066 or e-mailĀ  liz@fertilefuture.ca . You can also check out their website at http://www.fertilefuture.ca/en/ .

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