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If fertility preservation is important to you, your first step is a conversation with your doctor.  

No matter where you are on your treatment journey, it is never too early or too late to start the ball rolling. Brain cancer treatments can affect fertility in different ways, so fertility preservation techniques such as freezing your eggs or sperm is often the first step if you have not started treatment yet.  

For females, there are also some medications that can be taken in conjunction with Temozolomide (which is the chemotherapy drug that is most commonly used for brain cancer treatment) to protect your ovaries from damage. 

Your prognosis may play a factor for several reasons. Often a specialist’s main concern is that they do not want the fertility preservation to make you sicker or cause your body unnecessary stress. It may also be important to you to discuss future scenarios with your family, especially with those who may be caring for your children in the future.  

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