Bowel cancer treatment can come with fertility risks and understanding the preservation options available is an important consideration for many bowel cancer patients.
Just as all other side effects are discussed, possible impacts on fertility should be part of any discussions with your treating specialist before starting treatment for bowel cancer.
Diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer and secondary liver cancer at the age of 24, Hollie Fielder was told she had a 5% chance to be alive in 5 years. But in an inspiring story of ‘beating the odds’ - after two major operations on her bowel and liver, and six months of chemotherapy, Hollie was given the all clear.
Shortly after her diagnosis, Hollie made contact with Bowel Cancer Australia, and she has been a passionate Awareness Advocate ever since.
On the 7th March 2005 at 49 years of age I was told I had bowel cancer which had spread to my liver.