Getting support

Infertility can be very distressing to live with. It may seem especially hard when you’re already coping with cancer. Not knowing if your fertility will come back can be hard to cope with.

Some women find it helpful to talk things over with their partner, family or friends. Others may prefer to talk to a 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 women 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 women who may be in a similar situation.

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

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