Fertility Options for Cancer Patients

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Cancer is a life-changing event that affects many families and understanding your fertility options and challenges related to cancer is important as you consider your cancer treatment options and post-treatment fertility condition.
The most common cancers in girls and young women are lymphoma, leukemia, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, or gynecologic cancers. These cancers are most commonly treated with chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of both. The location, dose, and type of treatment can impact future fertility after treatment.

Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii has been performing Egg and Embryo cryopreservation (freezing) for patients for over fifteen years. To learn more about your options and when to seek help, click here.