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Trying to Conceive, Possible Infertility after partner had cancer?

Hello all, 

I am new to the chat and looking for some support as well as advice. My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive for about 6 months now. Since we are both in our mid-to-late twenties I know that isn't much cause for concern. My concern is this, my boyfriend was diagnosed with lymphoma several years ago. After 6 months of treatment, it was determined that his cancer was in remission. I'm worried that the aggressive treatment he underwent is having an effect on our lack of ability to conceive. He gets very uncomfortable talking about the idea that we may not be able to conceive. How do I approach the subject with him while being sensitive to both his comfort level and his masculinity?


  • @MaggieMoo92 Hi. I've noticed more people read the discussions on the general ttc section so you might want to ask there.
    If infertilty was likely his doctor would have needed him to consent to this risk. If infertility wasn't meant to be a long term side affect he should talk to his doctor. I think if he wants children he will need to get over his discomfort and see a doctor.
    I think the only thing you can do is stress it isn't his fault. Even if his treatment has caused an issue he obviously needed it to surive the illness. 
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