How Ovarian Cancer Can Impact Fertility
on Jan 12, 2013
by Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
The bottom line is that a woman's fertility after ovarian cancer ultimately depends on the case. Some women will go on to have children, and for some women, an ovarian cancer diagnosis means saying goodbye to becoming pregnant.
Ovarian cancer is one of the scariest forms of cancer for women to face. Not only do women with ovarian cancer have to worry about their health and wellness, but often times, a woman with ovarian cancer will be concerned about her fertility as well. Does ovarian cancer always mean a woman will not be able to have children later in life? Today we are going to find out. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Sometimes, but not always, ovarian cancer will lead to infertility. This is because treatment for ovarian cancer usually consists of removal of one or both of the ovaries. If a woman has to have both ovaries removed, then she will not be able to have children of her own later in life.
While ovarian cancer does sometime mean infertility, it doesn’t always. There are sometimes things that doctors can do to preserve fertility for a woman, thanks to today’s technology. Let’s read on to find out about some of those options.
Sometimes, instead of having both ovaries removed, a woman might be able to only have one ovary removed. If this is an option, it is usually the best chance for a woman with ovarian cancer to go on to have children of her own later in life. For the most part, the only time a woman gets this treatment is if she is young, and her cancer is caught at a very early stage.
If a woman does have to have both of her ovaries removed sometimes she will opt to have her eggs preserved via freezing. This will enable her to use another fertility treatment method to have a baby of her own later on. Since chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can damage a woman’s eggs, it is important to have the eggs removed before cancer treatment is started, even if a woman is only having one ovary removed.
The bottom line is that a woman’s fertility after ovarian cancer ultimately depends on the case. Some women will go on to have children after their cancer treatments, and for some women, an ovarian cancer diagnosis means saying goodbye to becoming pregnant. Technology has really advanced a lot in recent years and only your doctor will be able to tell you for sure if you will be able to have children after your treatment.
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Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)