Will cervical cancer lower the chance of getting pregnant?

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Unfortunately, after most treatment for cervical cancer, you cannot get pregnant. This can be very distressing and occurs if you -have your womb removed (a hysterectomy) -have radiotherapy that stops your ovaries working If you have very early cervical cancer and want to become pregnant after your treatment, you may be able to have a cone biopsy or LLETZ. With these treatments your womb is not removed, and so you could still get pregnant. When deciding on treatment, your doctor will take into account your wishes to become pregnant in the future. But it will only be safe to have a cone biopsy or LLETZ if the cancer is so early that it can be completely removed. There may be a small increase in risk of early delivery of the baby (premature birth) after these treatments. This may depend on the amount of cervical tissue that is taken away. Another option is called a trachelectomy. Not everyone can have this type of treatment. It can only be done if you have a very early cervical cancer - no more than a small stage 1 cancer. Most of the cervix is removed, together with the upper part of the vagina. The womb and the upper opening of the cervix (where it joins onto the womb) are left behind and rejoined to the vagina. Your vagina will be shortened by this type of surgery. If your surgeon finds you have a stage 1A2 or 1B cervical cancer, they will want to remove some of your lymph nodes as well as the cancer. This is to check that no cancer cells have broken away from the cancer and lodged in the lymph nodes around the womb. If there are, and these are not treated, the cancer is likely to come back. With a stage 1 cancer, there is only a small risk of the cancer spreading to the lymph nodes. But if any of your lymph nodes are found to contain cancer cells, your specialist is likely to recommend radiotherapy. Unfortunately, radiotherapy will make you infertile and so you will not be able to have children even after the trachelectomy.

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The HPV virus alone shouldn't have a huge impact on fertility. Although one study found that IVF patients who screened positive for HPV were less likely to become pregnant than those who tested negative, it's not exactly clear why. Researchers speculate that an embryo may have a harder time implanting in a woman whose immune system is unable to clear the virus -- but bear in mind that the vast majority of people with HPV fight it off shortly after contracting it. However, being treated for precancerous cells may slightly raise your risk for problems conceiving. Procedures like cryotherapy, LEEP, and cone biopsy may narrow the cervix and change the consistency of your cervical mucus, both of which can slow sperm down and make it harder for them to reach and fertilize your egg. Even so, your overall risk of experiencing infertility is very low, says Dr. Monk. Though no studies have researched this area specifically, he estimates that these procedures might impact your ability to get pregnant by less than 5 percent. You'll likely be advised to avoid sex for a month or so after having any of these procedures though, which could postpone conception. You can read more about cerivcal cancer at the below link http://www.parents.com/getting-pregnant/pre-pregnancy-health/general/hpv-cervical-cancer-and-protecting-your-fertility/

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While the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) should not affect a woman's ability to get pregnant, Having HPV can increase your risk of developing precancerous or cancerous cells in your cervix, which could affect both your fertility and your ability to carry a baby to term. If precancerous cells remain untreated, it can develop into cervical cancer. With this, there's a chance one will need a hysterectomy, or the removal of the uterus, which would rule out any future pregnancies. Thankfully, cervical cancer is very treatable when caught early.

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The presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) by itself should not affect your ability to get pregnant. But in some cases, having HPV can increase your risk of developing precancerous or cancerous cells in your cervix, which could affect both your fertility and your ability to carry a baby to term.

If someone is diagnosed with cervical cancer, the best hope for having children would be to freeze their eggs before having any cancer treatment

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