Have any of you been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure and then started to your period? If so or not, did you ever take estrogen and or progesterone? I don’t know if I should start them or not, I haven’t had my period in over a year and a half and have been diagnosed with pof and I just want to know if there’s hope to have babies or not.

Hi amisurvirox2,

I am sorry to hear you are going through this anxious time and I am sure some of our users will be along very soon to offer their support.

In the meantime please do call our helpline at 0808 800 6000 who will be able to talk to you about your questions around fertility. The opening hours are below.

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We also have a Ask Our Nurses area of the Forum where you can post. One of our nursing team will then answer your question.

You may also want to take at a Facebook group that has been set up for younger women with breast cancer called Younger Breast Cancer Network.

Best wishes,


Before your treatment did your nurse offer any kind of suuport for you around this subject if you want children in the future. They offer things like freezing eggs before you start. If you have any frozen eggs maybe it might help. I’m not sure, but you can ask your nurse.

I went through a meanapause and it reversed. No periods for 8 months. Had natural pregnancy earlier this year, unfort ended in miscarriage and then again in Aug, not giving up hope… I got pregnant twice naturally post chemo - praying 3rd time lucky x