Preserving Fertility After Cancer Diagnosis

November 7, 2012 - At the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine last month, fertility experts issued a new report on egg freezing, lifting its "experimental" label in certain cases. The report stated that in young patients egg freezing techniques have been shown to produce pregnancy rates, leading to the birth of healthy babies, comparable to IVF cycles using fresh eggs.

Jean Enersen, of, a Seattle news site, posted this news article and video about a 24 year old woman who, when diagnosed with brain cancer, chose to preserve her fertility with oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing). The story also features Leah Kroon, oncology nurse in Seattle Children's Hospital's Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program, a great advocate in the fight for young patients' options for fertility preservation. Thank you to these two ladies for your fight for fertility preservation, and to Seattle Children's Hospital staff for discussing fertility preservation with all of its patients.