Helping Cancer Patients Keep the Dream of Future Family Alive
At Sher Fertility Institute New York, we believe that everyone has the right to have a family. Even if you are diagnosed with cancer, this right should not be compromised.
Cancer, in and of itself, is a devastating diagnosis. For those patients who are in their reproductive prime, it can be hard to hear that some cancer treatments may also cause infertility. The reproductive specialists at Sher Fertility Institute New York in Manhattan understand the struggle and are here to help.
If your cancer treatment plan includes radiation or chemotherapy, it may have a negative impact on fertility. But all hope is not lost. Women have the option to preserve their fertility through egg freezing in order to grow their families after successful treatment has been completed. Egg freezing fertility preservation must occur rapidly, so as not to delay life-saving cancer treatments.
A cancer diagnosis brings along physical, emotional, and financial stress. We don’t want the thought of future infertility to add to that stress. In order to lighten the burden on cancer patients, Sher Fertility Institute accepts most insurance plans, in order to help ease the cost of fertility preservation. The new mandate in New York requires all insurance plans to cover egg freezing procedures for medically necessary procedures, such as chemotherapy.
In the past several years, egg freezing technology has advanced to the point where it is truly a viable option for preserving fertility. Egg freezing is the best option to start you family after urgent medical procedures, with high success rates.
Of the estimated 1.5 million men and women who were diagnosed as having cancer in 2010, approximately 10% are younger than 45 years. The two leading cancer institutes in the world, National Cancer Institute and Mayo Clinic, both came out with papers in January 2011 urging oncologists to encourage fertility preservation.
If you or someone you know is facing cancer treatment that could threaten their fertility, please contact Sher Fertility Institute New York to set up a Fertility Rescue consultation with a specialist. He/She will review your case and set up an expedited timeline and action plan for egg freezing. We’d be proud to help you preserve your fertility after cancer diagnosis.