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If you have chemotherapy can you have kids?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This is a great question! chemotherapy can damage your eggs or sperm, so it's vital that you talk about your desire to have children before starting chemotherapy! men can bank sperm before chemotherapy and women can bank eggs/embryos.
Many types of chemotherapy can make you infertile depending on your age, but you can safely have children later if you've planned ahead and stored your "stuff"!

In brief: Yes

This is a great question! chemotherapy can damage your eggs or sperm, so it's vital that you talk about your desire to have children before starting chemotherapy! men can bank sperm before chemotherapy and women can bank eggs/embryos.
Many types of chemotherapy can make you infertile depending on your age, but you can safely have children later if you've planned ahead and stored your "stuff"!
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Yes, however will depend on the type of chemotherapy given, the dose of chemo given, the age when you receive the chemotherapy etc.
A good discussion in regard to this topic should be done prior to chemotherapy administration. Depending on the urgency of starting the chemo and the availability of such a service- prior to chemo, sperm preservation/ egg preservation can be done for future use.

In brief: Yes

Yes, however will depend on the type of chemotherapy given, the dose of chemo given, the age when you receive the chemotherapy etc.
A good discussion in regard to this topic should be done prior to chemotherapy administration. Depending on the urgency of starting the chemo and the availability of such a service- prior to chemo, sperm preservation/ egg preservation can be done for future use.
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