Family planning after breast cancer

October 7, 2018 - 10:58

I'm wondering if I can get some advice from personal experiences about family planning post-breast cancer. I've been on Tamoxifen for the last 3 years (since Aug 2015) and am recommended to remain on this for 2 further years to complete the standard 5-year treatment. My husband and I are eager to start a family but, as a result of my ongoing treatment, this is on hold for now. I've heard some ladies may have shortened their treatment to start their families and I'm curious to hear what influenced or supported their decision in doing this? I've sought advice from my consultant, who is supportive in every way; however I'd like to hear from ladies who've been through this tough decision making process. I realise everyone's situation is very different but any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

October 16, 2018 - 10:21

Dear Aoife

We see you haven’t had a reply yet to your post. This is a difficult time for you. If you would find it helpful to speak to one of our ladies from our peer to peer support, who has had a child post treatment, we could arrange that. We could also give you information about other support and counselling available. You can phone our Nurseline at 1800 200 700 and speak to a cancer nurse here if you would find that helpful.

Kind regards.

Cancer Nurse | Irish Cancer Society.
43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4.
Cancer Nurseline Freephone 1800 200 700