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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017


• It is helpful to learn about fertility issues as soon

as you’re diagnosed.

• Your treatment plan includes drugs or procedures

that can have an effect on your fertility.

• The complete loss of the ability to have children is

called infertility.

• Your fertility preservation options will vary

depending on your age, gender, and type of

cancer you have.

• The most well-established methods of fertility

preservation are sperm banking for men and

embryo freezing for women.


Preparing for the future