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Cancer & Tumors

Effects of Cancer Treatment on Fertility

While some cancer treatments have little to no effect on reproductive health, others are more likely cause temporary or permanent infertility.

Ewing Sarcoma

This type of cancer mainly develops in the arms, legs, ribs, spinal column, and pelvis. Early diagnosis and treatment mean most kids have a good chance of recovery.

Germ Cell Tumors

Germ cell tumors happen when reproductive cells in an unborn baby don't develop as they should.


A glioma is a type of brain tumor that starts in glial cells, which support the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. Doctors treat most gliomas with surgery alone or combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Hemolytic Anemia

Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that happens when red blood cells break down faster than the body can make them.


Hepatoblastoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the liver but rarely spreads beyond it. Most cases are in children younger than 3.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of liver cancer. It's treated by a health care team of specialists in many areas.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Most kids and teens who get Hodgkin lymphoma get better.

Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)

Learn about this rare type of cancer, which usually affects kids under 4 years old.

Legius Syndrome

Legius syndrome is a rare genetic condition. Kids who have it have multiple café-au-lait spots on their skin and might be slower to walk, talk, and reach other milestones than most kids.