After you have gotten a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, one of your top concerns may be wondering if you will still be able to give birth. Rest assured that your Mount Sinai team of doctors will help you consider your options for preserving your fertility.
If possible, before you receive treatment for gynecologic cancer, discuss with your gynecologic oncologist your interest in giving birth in the future. Fertility preservation requires avoiding having your uterus and other reproductive organs removed through a hysterectomy as part of your treatment. And if your treatment includes chemotherapy or radiation, your doctor may be able to help increase the possibility of your having offspring by preserving your eggs.
There are many ways to help you preserve your fertility and to treat infertility. Discuss with your gynecologic oncology team how you can achieve your personal goal of motherhood following your cancer treatment.