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Fertility problems

Treatment for cancer of the cervix may prevent you from being able to bear children.

If fertility is an important issue for you, talk to your doctor before treatment about ways to preserve it. New ways of dealing with infertility are being developed.

The most common emotion that women experience when they learn that their reproductive organs will be removed or will no longer function is a sense of loss. You may feel devastated if you are no longer able to have children and may worry about the impact of this on your relationship.

Even if your family is complete, you may have many mixed emotions. These reactions are natural. As well as talking to your partner, speaking to a counsellor or a gynaecology oncology nurse about your feelings and individual situation can be very beneficial.