Cancer Patient Fertility Preservation
Cancer patients should receive insurance coverage for infertility treatment which will preserve there fertility before the start of cancer therapies.
- Ginsburg ES, Yanushpolsky EH, et al. 2001. IVF for cancer patients and survivors. Fertility and Sterility 75(4): 705-10.
- Gook DA, Hale L, et al. 2007. Live birth following transfer of a cryopreserved embryo generated from a cryopreserved oocyte and a cryopreserved sperm: case report. J Assist Reprod Genet. 24(1): 43-5.
- Horne G, Atkinson A, et al. 2001. Achieving pregnancy against the odds: successful implantation of frozen-thawed embryos generated by ICSI using spermatozoa banked prior to chemo/radiotherapy for Hodgkin’s disease and acute leukaemia. Human Reproduction 16(1): 107-9.
- “Infertility ‘more common among childhood cancer survivors’”. Children who suffer from cancer are more likely to suffer from fertility problems as an adult. Research found approximately 25% fulfilled the World Health Organization’s definition of sterility because they failed to conceive within 24 months
(Source: International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Wednesday, March 07, 2012)
An excellent resource for additional information is LiveSTRONG Fertile Hope, www.fertilehope.org.