We know all too well how overwhelming a cancer diagnosis feels and that thinking about your future as a mother can elicit additional fear, anxiety and depression. We also believe that facing the facts is empowering.
Cancer may require life-saving treatment like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy that could compromise your fertility or at worst, cause infertility. While your specific infertility risk is based on many factors, most women facing cancer treatment are at some level of risk, even if the risk is simply delaying the child-bearing years until you complete cancer treatment.
Making plans for your future provides determination, hope and courage through cancer treatment. Take a deep breath and imagine your future child’s first birthday, first day of school, first kiss and first job. With the vision of yourself as a mom guiding you, consider that preserving your fertility could give you all the hope you need to face this medical crisis.
Please visit our video diaries section to hear first-hand accounts of fertility preservation choices.