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Fertility and Sexual Side Effects in People with Cancer

People with cancer might be uneasy talking about problems they are having in their sex lives (sexuality) or questions they have about being able to have children (fertility). But, sexuality and fertility can be affected by cancer, surgery, and certain types of treatment. Learn about what questions to ask your cancer care team about fertility, sex, and sexuality.

Cancer and Sexuality

Get an overview of how cancer and cancer treatment might affect intimacy and sexuality, as well as tips that might help.

Cancer and Fertility

Find out how certain treatments might affect fertility and what to talk about with your cancer care team before starting treatment.