Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer face additional issues involving fertility. Â Fertility specialist Dr. S. Vyjayanthi discusses some of the considerations breast cancer patients have to deal with:
Fertility. Â Depending on a womanâ€™s age and disease status, breast cancer treatment may result in short-term or long-term infertility. Â Women interested in conceiving following treatment should meet with a fertility specialist to discuss fertility preservation options.
Contraception. Â Women wishing to delay pregnancy following breast cancer treatment should avoid hormonal contraceptives, which could further stimulate cancer growth.
Chemotherapy. Â Chemotherapy may irreparably damage a womanâ€™s fertility by indirectly targeting the ovaries.