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Preserving Fertility

Preserving Fertility in Women with Breast Cancer

Hearing you have cancer changes everything. Many women of childbearing age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer need to know the importance of preserving fertility and understanding options available to them. Cancer and cancer treatment may affect your fertility based on your treatment plan and your risk of infertility. You should prevent pregnancy during chemotherapy or radiation treatment and for at least six months after treatment.

Here are some options to try and preserve your fertility before you begin cancer treatment:

  • Embryo Freezing
  • Egg Freezing
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Donor Embryos or Eggs
  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • Adoption

Talk to your physician to learn more about common side effects and the effects of various treatment options. Timing can play a crucial role in preserving your fertility and you doctor may recommend immediate action depending upon the severity of your diagnosis. Sky Ridge is honored to work with Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine and Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado.