Questions to ask your cancer care team or GP

The following questions may help you talk with your cancer care team or GP about contraception:

  • What contraceptive would be best for me during my cancer treatment?
  • How long will I need to use this contraceptive for?
  • Do I need to use non-hormonal methods of contraception for my cancer type?
  • If I am not having a period during my cancer treatment, should I still use contraceptives?
  • Will it affect me or my unborn baby if I choose not to use contraception and get pregnant during my cancer treatment?

The following questions may help you talk with your cancer care team or GP about family planning after cancer treatment:

  • How will I know if I am fertile after cancer treatment?
  • How long before I will know if I am fertile?
  • Are there any tests that I can take to check if I am still fertile after cancer treatment?
  • Would a future pregnancy affect the chances of the cancer coming back?
  • Assuming I can still have children, how long after treatment should I wait?
  • If I become pregnant after treatment for cancer, will my child have a higher chance of getting cancer?
  • If I didn’t preserve my fertility before treatment, do I still have options?