The Brisbane Clinic for Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukaemia treats cancers that often affect young adults such as Hodgkin's disease, other forms of lymphoma and acute leukaemia. As the goal of treatment for these diseases is cure, it is important to consider long term side effects of any treatment that is planned.

One side effect that needs to be considered in Assisted Conception Australiayoung patients is fertility. Most cancer treatments do not seriously affect fertility; however, some chemotherapy treatments can reduce fertility and in some cases render the patient infertile. Therefore, everyone who develops leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or other forms of cancer who might at some point in the future want to have children should discuss this prior to beginning chemotherapy.

The Brisbane Clinic for Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukaemia works closely with fertility experts who can arrange urgent consultations at the time any of these problems are diagnosed.

We have a close association with Assisted Conception Australia (ACA), based at Greenslopes Private Hospital. ACA is Queensland's leading private service for male and female infertility and is able to provide urgent assistance and advice prior to initiation of chemotherapy. ACA are also able to provide a range of advice and services relating to fertility issues for young people undergoing chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. Also, ACA is able to provide long term support and advice if there are fertility problems after chemotherapy. Whilst we work most closely with Assisted Conception Australia, we are very happy to manage fertility issues with other, reputable  fertility centres in Brisbane.

Queensland Fertility Group

Assisted Conception Australia

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