I'm a teenager in high school who has just been diagnosed with cancer. I don't know what kind of cancer it is yet, but my doctor has told me that it doesn't seem life-threatening like prostate or leukemia. When asking about what would happen to my body after the cancer has been identified, my mother asked about my reproductive abilities. I will be finding out what kind of cancer it is and my options for treatment soon, but I have questions about what will happen to my abilities to reproduce.
I donít know if I will want a family later on in life. But I am concerned that I may change my mind later on and want a child of my own. I know that there are alternatives like adoption and surrogates, but I am still in doubt.
How does cancer and its treatment affect my eggs and my reproductive organs? Is it different for different types of cancer? Is there anyone who has been in a similar situation like this who could offer advice on what I should do? ↓