A second opinion may be especially helpful when there are complicated medical decisions that need to be made, there are different treatment options to choose from, you have a rare cancer, or the first opinion on the treatment plan comes from a doctor who doesn’t specialize in or treat many young adults with the type of cancer that you have.
The type of treatment you receive is based on the type of cancer you have and how advanced the cancer is (its stage or grade).
Learn about all of your fertility preservation options and see a fertility specialist before starting treatment.
Research has found that although discussions of fertility preservation between doctors and young adult cancer patients are becoming more common, improvements are still needed.
Learn more about how other young people with cancer have coped in AYAs Are Not Alone: Confronting Psychosocial Challenges of Cancer.