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When Cancer Treatment saved my life, but left me Infertile

A lot of people, especially women would like to know if chemotherapy can leave you infertile. Fertility after chemotherapy depends on your age and the types of chemotherapy drugs and doses that you get. If you are a woman, chemotherapy can literally prevent your ovaries from functioning for a certain period of time, or even forever.

I was only 20 years old when I was diagnosed with myelodsyplasia (a pre-leukemic blood cancer). I was single and bald as an eagle. The only thing that I wanted in life was to fight this disease. I was also worried about the way chemotherapy could affect my fertility. I wanted to know more but the doctors and my parents made all the decisions for me. If I could have known then what I know now, I most definitely could have asked for more information about the impact the treatment could have on my fertility. Read More

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