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This information is about fertility (the ability to have children) and how it can sometimes be affected by cancer treatment.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, your fertility may not be an immediate concern. But for some people, being told that treatment may make you infertile may be as difficult to accept as the cancer diagnosis itself. For others problems with fertility may become a concern some time after treatment has ended.
We have separate information on fertility for both men| and women| .
If you have any further questions you can ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having your treatment or speak to one of our cancer support specialists| .
Content last reviewed: 1 May 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, ask Macmillan.
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