NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults - page 25

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Version 2013
Part 3: Preparing for the Future
26
Cancer treatment and fertility
An overview of how cancer treatment
can affect your ability to have children
30
Setting your priorities
Things to consider when evaluating your fertility risks
31
Understanding your options
Steps you can take to preserve your options
for becoming a parent
Arieana, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s
lymphoma at age 22
It was so overwhelming. I come
from a big family and always
wanted at least three kids.
The cancer diagnosis alone
was all-consuming—I didn’t
anticipate the decisions I’d
have to make about a future
family.”
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