Puberty and fertility in boys after diagnosis and treatment for brain tumours

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Detailed information on the effects that brain tumour treatment may have on a child's fertility and pubertal development.

Key points

  • The timing of puberty varies from person to person.
  • Certain types of tumours, radiation and chemotherapy may impact the timing of puberty, causing it to be early or delayed.
  • In some circumstances treatment may be recommended to either slow down, or to help children progress through puberty.
  • Future fertility may also be affected by chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Last updated: January 10th 2022