Using this website to help you make your decision

Some women starting cancer treatment will know for sure whether or not they want to consider fertility preservation. Some women are uncertain about the fertility preservation decision and which option is best for them.

To support you to make this decision, this website has information to help you:

  • Learn more about the different fertility preservation options.
  • Think about whether fertility preservation may be an option for you.
  • Think about what is important to your life now and in the future.
  • Talk to your cancer care team and fertility care team whilst you make your decision.
  • Discuss with your cancer care team and fertility care team the consequences and benefits of any decision you may make.

You can use this website in different ways. You may find it useful to run through it a few times or to dip into sections. You may like to read it on your own or share it with your cancer care team and fertility care team, partner, family and friends whilst you are thinking about your decision.

The website has been designed to provide clear information and offers the following:

 

  • Clear navigation providing the sections about cancer treatment, fertility problems, fertility preservation decisions and family planning.
  • Decision pictures make it clear what the fertility decisions are for women before, during and after cancer treatment.
  • Tables describe the features of the fertility preservation options next to each other to help compare what is the same or different about each one.
  • Questions that you may wish to ask your cancer care team and fertility care team.
  • Prompts to write down notes or questions important to you about your life, cancer diagnosis and future fertility.
  • A glossary giving the meaning of the terms used to discuss cancer and its treatment, fertility and fertility preservation.

Please note

This website highlights the importance of talking to your cancer care team and fertility care team before starting cancer treatment. It will help you consider what questions to ask and guide the conversations you may want to have with them.

  • Not all of the fertility preservation procedures described in this website are suitable for all women.
  • Not all women will be able to have the fertility preservation procedures described in this website at this current time.
  • Not all women who are treated for cancer will have a fertility problem in the future.
  • Some of the fertility preservation procedures described in this website may not be available at all fertility clinics.

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