Many women wish to have a child after finishing treatment for breast cancer. It is possible to become pregnant after breast cancer, and studies show that pregnancy does not increase your risk of breast cancer reoccurring.It important to consult your treatment team when you're considering becoming pregnant because some breast cancer treatments may affect your fertility. Careful planning can help you maintain your fertility during and after treatment.Click To Tweet
Treatment and your Fertility
Every woman’s experience with breast cancer is unique, which makes it difficult to generalize about how breast cancer treatment will affect your fertility. But there are still study results and guidelines that can help you and your doctor make decisions about pregnancy.
Some types of breast cancer treatment can cause temporary infertility, and some can make it harder to conceive when treatment is over. Other types of treatment can result in irreversible menopause, which means you will no be able to get pregnant.
It is most likely that you will have more than one type of breast cancer treatment. Here is a rundown on how each treatment can affect your fertility.