Female survivors of cancer are at a risk of infertility. If you plan to have children in the future it is best to discuss your risks before treatment begins. Infertility may be caused due to
- Treatment or surgery directly affecting the reproductive organs
- Surgical removal of the ovary, uterus and fallopian tubes
- Radiation treatment for abdominal cancer
Drugs used in Chemotherapy especially those from the alkylating agents group can cause infertility.
It is a good option to contact your fertility specialist as soon as you try to conceive as you may deplete you egg resource before you realize you are having problems.