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Adolescents and young adults have very specific concerns and needs when faced with a cancer diagnosis. This is the time when you want to meet others, focus on school and start a family. A cancer diagnosis can present many challenges, and we’re here to help you.

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Young Adults With Cancer7988

Young Adults With Cancer

Young adults (teens to age 35) and adolescents have very specific concerns when they are diagnosed with cancer. This is a time when they want to meet others and form close relationships. It's a time

To Eric, Movember is Personal83

“But you’re so young” is often how the conversation starts when people find out that I am a cancer survivor. Diagnosed at 28 and again at…

Fertility Preservation Options for Men5114

Studies show that the majority of oncologists do not discuss fertility routinely with their at-risk patients. If you're facing cancer, ask your health care team for fertility preservation

Fertility Preservation Options for Women4018

Studies show that the majority of oncologists do not discuss fertility routinely with their at-risk patients. If you're facing cancer, ask your health care team for fertility

Parenthood Options for Men2641

It is generally recommended that you wait six months-two years after you finish your cancer treatments before having your fertility tested, when sperm production has returned to

Parenthood Options for Women2396

It is generally recommended that you wait six months to five years after cancer treatment before trying to get pregnant. You may ask, "Why should I wait?" After a six-month

Cancer and Fertility Risks for Men2748

Male infertility is an inability to produce healthy sperm or to ejaculate sperm. Although sperm production usually recovers after cancer treatment, you should discuss the risks of infertility with

Cancer and Fertility Risks for Women 2392

Some women find that cancer treatment affects or damages their fertility. For some of these women, once treatment ends, natural conception and childbearing are no longer options. It is important

Fertility and Insurance4116

You may be wondering if your insurance will pay for fertility preservation procedures. Unfortunately, this is a new niche in medicine and therefore, coverage is limited.

Fertility FAQ for Women3477

1. What is the difference between infertility and premature ovarian failure? Premature ovarian failure is one cause of female infertility. Premature ovarian failure means

Emotional Challenges When Facing Cancer and Infertility2057

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,

A Young Adult Survivor Story: 15 Years in the Making42

Nearly 72,000 young adults, ages 15–39, are diagnosed with cancer every year. Young adult cancer survivors can face unique challenges like…