How Breast Cancer Awareness Can Help Your Fertility

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a good time to talk a little bit about how breast cancer can impact your fertility. For American women, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer, next to skin cancer. According to breastcancer.org, in the U.S. this year alone, it is estimated that 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are... read more »

Cancer and Infertility Options

One of the many unfortunate and life-changing effects of cancer and its treatments is the possibility of infertility following treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery can all negatively affect fertility and it’s important to know those affects prior to undergoing cancer treatment. Talk with your Oncologist about those risks and discuss the option of fertility preservation. Utah Fertility Center offers procedures... read more »

What Is Fertility Preservation and Why Should You Consider It?

Fertility preservation is essentially freezing eggs, freezing embryos and cryopreserving sperm for future use.  Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer may undergo treatments that potentially compromise fertility. Freezing eggs or sperm allows that person an opportunity down the road to use their own gametes for reproduction. If the person has a life partner, freezing embryos gives them an even... read more »