Fertile Hope Program
Fertility preservation support for cancer patients
Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area’s Fertile Hope Program, in partnership with Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Foundation, provides fertility preservation options for cancer patients whose treatment may jeopardize their future fertility.
The Fertile Hope Program provides reproductive information, emotional, and financial resources to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. RSC provides both men and women several highly successful options for preserving their reproductive health and future parenting options.
Cancer & fertility overview
Cancer diagnosis and treatment itself is stressful enough for patients, then adding fertility planning on top of that can be overwhelming. Fertile Hope is a valuable resource intended to help ease the confusion and direct patients to the best fertility preservation services, as well as financing options for techniques that are not often covered by insurance.
Cancer treatments like chemotherapy are designed to kill rapidly dividing cells throughout the body, while leaving other cells intact. Cancer cells divide rapidly, but so do egg and sperm cells. Thus infertility is a potential side effect of cancer treatment.
From the Fertile Hope LIVESTRONG website:
- Breast Cancer, Genetic or Inheritable Cancers
- Gynecologic Cancer, Pediatrics
- Fertile Hope Financial Assistance
* RSC acknowledges Fertile Hope and LIVESTRONG Foundation for the information shared on RSC’s cancer and fertility web pages.
The Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area is a leading pioneer in infertility treatments including IVF with egg donation and LGBTQ family building. We’ll work with you to help you achieve your dreams of having a baby.