In July 17 (when I was 33yrs) I was diagnosed with er+ breast cancer (grade 2 tumours, 4/28 lymph nodes involved) in July 2017. I had chemotherapy between 31.08.17 and 20.12.18, a mastectomy in Jan 18, then radiotherapy in April 18. I started hormone therapy (Zoladex and Anastrazole) in Feb 18. I also had ovarian suppression throughout chemo to help protect my ovaries.
I’ve been told that I should wait 2 years before having a break from hormone therapy to try for a baby. My question really is when this starts: is it 2 years from diagnosis (so July 19); 2 years from ovarian suppression (Aug 19); or 2 years from hormone therapy (so Feb 20)? I’m obviously conscious of not doing anything too early because I don’t want to do anything that has a negative impact on my health, but I’m also conscious about waiting too long. I don’t have any children yet and I’ve no idea what effect the chemo has had on my ovaries.
I’ve heard of quite a few people who’ve had children after breast cancer (and er+ breast cancer). It’d be great to hear how long those of you with er+ breast cancer waited before having a break for children?