Fertility and Sexual Side Effects in Women With Cancer

Women and their doctors may not talk about the effects of cancer treatment on their sex lives or their ability to have children. Some women may feel uneasy talking about these issues with a professional like a doctor or even with a close sex partner. In this section, we answer questions and offer information about cancer, fertility, sex, and sexuality to help you have open, honest talks about your sex life.

Fertility and Women With Cancer

Cancer and its treatment can sometimes affect a woman's ability to have children. Here we offer information on how cancer treatment can affect fertility, ways to preserve fertility before treatment, and fertility options available after treatment.

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer

In this guide, we offer you and your partner some information about cancer, sex, and sexuality. We cannot answer every question, but we try to give you enough information to help you and your partner have open, honest talks about your sex life. We also share some ideas about talking with your doctor and your cancer care team.