Effects of Chemotherapy on Fertility

Studies have shown that cancer treatment with some chemotherapy drugs has a higher risk of affecting your fertility. There are also other treatment drugs not listed here that can affect your fertility.

Discuss treatment options with your cancer care team and fertility specialist to decide what’s best for you.

Women

  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cholarambucil
  • Melphalan
  • Busulfan
  • Nitrogen Mustard
  • Procarbazine
  • Cisplatin
  • Adriamycin
  • Bleomycin
  • Actinomycin D
  • Methotrexate
  • 5-Flourouracil

Men

  • Actinomycin D
  • Busulfan
  • Carboplatin
  • Carmustine
  • Chlorambucil
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Ifosfamide
  • Lomustine
  • Melphalan
  • Nitrogen Mustard (mechlorethamine
  • Procarbazine
  • 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)
  • 6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP)
  • Bleomycin
  • Cytarabine
  • Dacarbazine
  • Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  • Epirubicin
  • Etoposide (VP-16)
  • Fludarabine
  • Methotrexate
  • Thioguanine (6-TG)
  • Thiotepa
  • Vinblastine
  • Vincristine
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