It’s best to talk about ways to preserve or protect your fertility before cancer treatment begins. Even if you are not sure whether you want to have children (or more children), it’s worthwhile having the discussion about storing your eggs or sperm early, so you have options in the future.

Fertility is something your treatment team should discuss with you, but you can also bring up the topic yourself. For suggestions on starting a conversation about fertility,

If you don’t have the opportunity to see a fertility specialist before treatment, ask your GP or oncologist for a referral