Getting support

Infertility can be distressing to live with. Having children is an important part of many people’s lives or their future plans. It may seem especially hard when you’re already coping with cancer. Not knowing whether your fertility will come back or not can be hard to cope with.

Some men find it helpful to talk things over with their partner, family or friends. Others might prefer to talk to a trained counsellor. Your GP or cancer specialist can arrange this for you. Many hospitals also have specialist nurses who can offer support, and fertility clinics usually have a counsellor you can talk to.

Talking to other men in a similar position may help you feel less isolated. Some organisations can arrange this for you as well as providing specialist advice and counselling. Or you can talk to people online. Our online community is a good place to talk to other men who may be in a similar situation.

You can also talk things over with one of our cancer support specialists.

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