Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

As a proud participant in the Fertile Hope program Conceptions Reproductive Associates has agreed to the significantly discounted cycle packages above. Patients approved through the Fertile Hope program will receive a medication grant and would be eligible for the discounted package fees. Patients that do not meet Fertile Hope’s criteria will not receive the medication grant however Conceptions will honor the same discounted package fees.

The Fertile Hope program is offered by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Fertile Hope offers grants to eligible oncology patients seeking fertility preservation. To begin the Fertile Hope application process and to review eligibility criteria please visit their website at www.livestrong.org/fertilityapplication or contact them at 855-844-7777.

More Information on Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

An unfortunate side affect of many types of cancer treatments is a complete loss or reduction in fertility. Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado is here to support you through your challenging journey and to provide you with options for cancer fertility preservation. Please follow the steps below and contact us to assist in with your fertility preservation.

Step 1 - Identify Cancer Type

Consult your oncologist about cancer type and treatment recommendations.

Step 2 - Identify Side Effects

Consult with your oncologist about side effects of cancer treatments including medications, chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Side effects are related to several things including age of the patient, type of cancer, type of chemotherapy or radiation, and treatment duration. Possible side effects may include:

  • Diminished ovarian reserve (damage to the ovary or eggs)
  • Early menopause
  • Hot flashes, vaginal dryness
  • Sterility
  • Increased risk of miscarriage
  • Decreased or absent sperm production

Step 3 - Consult a Fertility Specialist

at Conceptions Reproductive Associates to discuss fertility preservation options (contact us page). It is imperative that this consultation take place early and preferably before your treatment with chemotherapy or radiation if possible. Fertility preservation options depend on your individual circumstances and may include the following:

  • In vitro fertilization with embryo cryopreservation (freezing)
  • Ovarian stimulation with egg cryopreservation
  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Surgery to place the ovaries outside of pelvic radiation fields
  • In vitro fertilization with egg donation (often used after cancer treatments have already occurred)

Step 4 - Discuss Financing Options & Discounts

We are proud members and supporters of the Fertile Hope program through the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Fertile Hope offers grants to eligible patients seeking fertility preservation treatments while undergoing cancer treatment. To begin the Fertile Hope Sharing Hope application process, please visit their website at www.livestrong.org/fertility or contact them directly at 855-844-7777. In addition, our IVF nursing team and billing department can help answer questions about coordinating care with Fertile Hope.

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