Life changes immediately after hearing the words, “You have cancer.” At first, you can't think about anything else. All you feel is shock or numbness. It can be hard to believe.
It’s natural to have concerns about physical changes that could happen during and after cancer treatment. Your health care team can help you learn what to expect. They will explain what is likely to
Some women who go through cancer treatment find that they can't have children afterward. It is important to identify your risk for infertility before treatment starts and take steps to preserve your
Each person responds to treatment differently. No one knows in advance how effective cancer treatment will be. There's also no way to know how long anyone will live—with or without cancer.
Some men are not able to have children due to the effects of cancer treatment. By identifying your risk for infertility, you can take steps before treatment to preserve your fertility. For men who
A wide range of support services are available to help you, both during and after cancer fighting treatment. See the chart below for some of the common services.
Priorities are things in your life that are important to you. These can change over time, especially when you face a serious illness such as cancer.
The emotional toll can be particularly challenging for those whose future fertility is threatened by the very medications and procedures that were meant to save their lives. Sadness, loss, anger,