Fertility Preservation Resources for AYAs With Cancer

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The websites listed here provide educational resources for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer and health-care providers on cancer-related fertility risks and treatment options, as well as financial assistance programs for fertility preservation services.

  • Alliance for Fertility Preservation (allianceforfertilitypreservation.org)—In addition to providing information on fertility risks from cancer treatments and preservation options for women and men, this site offers links to websites offering financial assistance for egg and embryo freezing and sperm banking. It also offers an online tool called Fertility Scout, which helps health-care providers and patients find fertility preservation services before cancer treatment begins.
  • CancerCare (cancercare.org)—Programs from CancerCare include counseling and education services and financial assistance for patients with cancer.
  • LIVESTRONG Fertility (livestrong.org/we-can-help/livestrong-fertility)—This comprehensive website has educational and resource information for patients and health-care providers on cancer-related fertility risks, treatment options, and financial assistance.
  • Oncofertility Consortium (MyOncofertility.org)—This patient education website provides resources from the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary network of medical specialists addressing the health-care and quality-of-life issues concerning young patients with cancer whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or its treatment.
  • Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Heart Beat Program (heartbeatprogram.com)—This website provides women undergoing fertility preservation treatment with select fertility products donated by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. ■

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Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP

Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP

Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology explores the unique physical, psychosocial, social, emotional, sexual, and financial challenges adolescents and young adults with cancer face. The column is guest edited by Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD, FACP,...




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