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Infertility and living with the menopause as a teenager after cancer

Infertility and living with the menopause as a teenager after cancer

Update: 2020-11-23
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Following her treatment for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, Ellie became infertile and started living with the menopause. 

She tells Sound Waves how her friends were talking about boyfriends and periods while she felt 18 going on 80. Her experience had impacted her plans for a family and she was constantly exhausted.

But she adapted. Ellie has since found all the right support and is in control of the track her life is on. 

From coming to terms with her infertility, to seeking out specialist knowledge of menopause symptoms - all the while reminding young people that romantic partners will love them and think they're amazing regardless of how their body functions - Ellie will keep on talking so others know they're not alone. 

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Infertility and living with the menopause as a teenager after cancer

Infertility and living with the menopause as a teenager after cancer

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust