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Fertility preservation for Canberrans diagnosed with cancer

September 26, 2020

If you're of reproductive age and diagnosed with cancer, the very treatments that can help you survive - things like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery - can also render you infertile.
For people under 40 who are diagnosed with cancer and don’t have more than one biological child, a re-elected ACT Labor Government will offer a single point of contact to access fertility preservation.
We will work with existing providers to deliver appropriate fertility preservation services for individual patients according to their needs.
It's about having a more streamlined, rapid process, so patients and their treating specialists can make early, informed, supported decisions about fertility preservation. This would then allow any fertility preservation measures to be undertaken as quickly and efficiently as possible – thereby allowing for cancer treatment to also start without delay.