How Treatments May Affect You

Knowing the facts about treatment and side effects can help you be informed about your care. Get the facts about how treatment works and how it may affect you now and later in life.

  • Sexual Health During Cancer Treatment

    Sexual Health During Cancer Treatment

    Sexual activity is usually safe during and after cancer treatment, but patients should take certain precautions. Patients should know the facts and talk to their care team about sexual health.

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  • Infertility in Male Childhood Cancer Patients

    Infertility in Male Childhood Cancer Patients

    Childhood cancer therapy may sometimes affect male reproductive functions later in life. It is important that boys who are at risk for reproductive health problems have a yearly check-up for related concerns.

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  • Infertility in Female Childhood Cancer Patients

    Infertility in Female Childhood Cancer Patients

    Infertility can be a side effect of certain childhood cancer treatments. Families are encouraged to discuss with the care team the impact of treatment on the patient’s fertility before treatment starts.

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  • Can I Still Have Children?

    Can I Still Have Children?

    Some treatments for childhood cancer may affect the ability of survivors to have children. Read about treatments that may affect fertility and family planning options.

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