The main issue is induction of menopause or premature ovarian failure after chemotherapy. The younger the woman is at the time of chemo, however, the more likely she is to recover her ovarian function and have a baby after chemotherapy. Even with permanent ovarian failure after chemo, we can still achieve excellent pregnancy rates using In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with an egg donor. As with any medical treatment, there are always risks and benefits- the essential issue to explore all the possibilities and come up with an individualized treatment plan to maximize success.
Hope this helps-please call if you would like to set up a time to discuss this further.
Daniel Levine, MD