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Fertility in People Diagnosed with Cancer

Learn about the effects of HBOC on fertility and family planning, how pregnancy impacts hereditary cancer risk, and options for assisted reproduction.

Pregnancy after cancer

If a cancer survivor successfully conceives, research suggests that there is no increased risk of complications related to the pregnancy. Pregnancy does not increase the risk of recurrence nor are children conceived by cancer survivors at increased risk of genetic abnormalities or cancer (except for cancers that occur due to an inherited genetic syndrome).

Updated 10/02/2017

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