Chemotherapy and Fertility: Does anyone have experience with this? Thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t have any advice, just wanted to tell you I’m sorry about everything you’ve had to deal with.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

My husband went through chemo & radiation a year before we met for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He did do sperm banking (he was only 18/19 at the time)…. I have no idea the cost or anything like that though. I do think that the primary reason for the banking though was for the radiation, not the chemo.

I can say that we have had NO problem conceiving, TWICE. (both first cycle).

Sorry you & your DH are going through all this, I do hope that everything turns out for the best & that when you guys are ready you won’t have any issues! I know that even though we haven’t, it was something that worried us both times. Just one of those things that always stays in the back of your mind. Fx that you guys can come out as easily as we have!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

The husband of one of my best friends has Crohns disease and was treated with a mild form of chemotherapy ( I don’t rember which one?).  They has no trouble getting pregnant with their second child.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

5 percent seems very little chance of infertility to not risk getting treatment to help your husband, IMO. also, they said consider sperm banking, is that not an option? i would say your best bet is to look into sperm banking. i cant imagine risking the health of your husband because of a 5 percent chance of infertility. i dont have experience so maybe other bees will have some insight on experience, however, everyone is different so even if some had trouble or some didnt. everyone is different. so keep that in mind too! best of luck to you both!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I imagine sperm banking would be cheaper than cord blood banking, and that’s not very expensive for 18 years.  Look into it a bit before you just write it off as too expensive!

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