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We’re having a baby. (Yes, fertility is possible after testicular cancer!) Here’s how we did it.
Michael Scherer founded Worth the Wait as a way to give back after his testicular cancer diagnosis.
Katie Beall paid over $7,500 out-of-pocket for fertility preservation on top of mounting cancer care costs. Her insurance didn’t cover it.
Some chemicals can increase the risk of cancer, damage immune systems, cause metabolic disorders and decrease fertility.
Fertility resources available to cancer patients differ starkly from those available to sickle cell patients.
Most women who interrupted endocrine therapy were able to conceive, and more than 60% gave birth.
Fertility preservation is an essential component of cancer care for patients diagnosed with cancer at reproductive age.
Up to 1 in 1,000 pregnant women each year receive a cancer diagnosis. Timely cancer treatment improves a person’s chances of survivorship.
Passionate that everyone affected by cancer who wants a family has access to fertility preservation
Her research and clinical care for people diagnosed with breast cancer is a model for cancer survivorship for anyone with any cancer.
Women with a history of childhood cancer have a “really good chance of getting pregnant” and staying healthy. But know the risks.
However, research indicates that SARS-CoV-2 infection may affect male fertility.
Matt Froestad has survived testicular cancer twice and now looks forward to fatherhood.
During the first two years after diagnosis, one third of breast cancer patients said fertility concerns affected their treatment decisions.
Pregnancy is also associated with better outcomes for breast cancer survivors.
In a long-term study, 71% of women who chose to get pregnant gave birth successfully.
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