According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. This is a heartbreaking statistic for any woman whose dream is to bear children.
Now just think how difficult this is for younger women of child bearing age faced with a cancer diagnosis who are also faced with the reality they may lose their ability to conceive children. Some treatments can cause premature menopause. There are many factors that will impact your fertility after cancer treatment including: age, your diagnosis, type of cancer treatment and whether cancer has spread to the ovaries. Another factor is time. Fertility treatments take time, and if your cancer is fast growing the treatments may not be possible to sustain. If you are single there’s the factor of finding a sperm donor or researching fertility options.
It’s hard to imagine trying to make future choices about creating a life at a time when you may be faced with immediate decisions about saving your own. But, if you -or your daughter- are still of childbearing age and want to have children it warrants a discussion with your doctors at the time your are diagnosed and before your begin any treatment. If you are in a relationship it is important to discuss your options and make decisions with your spouse or significant other with the understanding that (s)he may or may not feel the same way as you. Caregivers face the fear of losing their loved one and saving that person may be more than they can handle.
The good news is there are options. And we discuss them on Fearless Fabulous You! November 16, 4:28pmEST (1:28PST) on W4WN- The Women 4 Women Network.
Dr. Jane Frederick, an internationally noted specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, is the Medical Director of HRC Fertility in Orange County, CA, where she developed a diverse clinical practice in reproductive surgery, IVF, and the genetic screening of embryos. Dr. Frederick is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics/Gynecology from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Jane Frederick, Fertility Specialist
A renowned speaker, Dr. Frederick has educated medical colleagues in the area of fertility preservation, and age and reproductive issues with numerous publications. She has held many posts with organizations active in the advancement of reproductive medicine including the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (Past President) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Frederick has received a variety of honors for her outstanding work in the field.
If you visit her Facebook Page: www.DrFrederickSocial.com you can download Dr. Frederick’s free Ebook: “Trying To Conceive: Overcoming Infertility To Start the Family You’ve Always Wanted.” Learn more about HRC Fertility.”
Dr. Frederick will address your options and the latest developments in fertility treatments on Fearless Fabulous You! Monday, November 16, 4:28pmEST (1:28PST) live on W4WN. Podcasts of this show will be available on iHeart.com and the iHeart App. Here is the cut and paste link: http://www.iheart.com/show/209-Fearless-Fabulous-You/
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