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Can I get pregnant if I've had radical hysterectomy or radiation treatment for cervical cancer?

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If you have a radical hysterectomy or radiation treatment, you won't be able to become pregnant. But technologies like egg preservation or embryo preservation prior to getting treatment mean you can likely still have a biological child with the help of a surrogate. Talk to your doctor about all your options and concerns.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Can I get another cancer after having cervical cancer?” “What is cancer recurrence?”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Fertility preservation in women with early-stage cervical cancer (Beyond the Basics).”

The Tech Museum of Innovation: “Ask a Geneticist: Is cervical cancer hereditary?”

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Cervical Cancer Screening.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on October 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Can I get another cancer after having cervical cancer?” “What is cancer recurrence?”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Fertility preservation in women with early-stage cervical cancer (Beyond the Basics).”

The Tech Museum of Innovation: “Ask a Geneticist: Is cervical cancer hereditary?”

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Cervical Cancer Screening.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on October 20, 2018

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