Cancer treatment and fertility

Cancer Council NSW

Cancer treatment and fertility

Cancer and its treatment may cause fertility problems, for both men and women. This will depend on the type of cancer and treatment you have. Infertility after treatment may be temporary, lasting months to years, or permanent.


If you want to become a parent, add to your family or even if you’ve not yet even thought about having children, Cancer Council has information that may assist you in making decisions before treatment.


  • Fertility and Cancer – provides an overview on the impacts of cancer treatment on male and female fertility; how you may be able to preserve your fertility before and during treatment; and answers to key questions.
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