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

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Detailed information on the effect that brain tumour treatment may have on a girl’s pubertal development and fertility.

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 young women progress through puberty.
  • Future fertility may also be affected by the disease itself or chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Last updated: February 11th 2022