After a breast cancer diagnosis, you will make many phone calls. If you still plan to get pregnant and start or add to your family, one of those calls should be to a fertility specialist.
Erin called Texas Fertility Center and Dr. Kaylen Silverberg after she found out that she had breast cancer. Like her mother, Erin was diagnosed at age 39.
Survival rates have climbed, and women with Stage 1 breast cancer have a cure rate of over 90 percent with early detection and targeted treatment (surgery, radiation or chemotherapy).
Fertility centers like ours in Austin and San Antonio work closely with cancer specialists to coordinate care. In Erin’s case, her oncologist made her aware of fertility options, and informed her that chemotherapy could result in premature menopause.
To protect her reproductive health, Erin would need to expedite a cycle of egg freezing.
The TFC team performed Erin’s egg retrieval on a Monday, and she began life-saving chemotherapy the very next day.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we routinely learn about preventative steps, detection methods and the importance of regular SBEs and mammograms before a diagnosis. For women like Erin, knowing the facts about fertility preservation will lead to a brighter future after breast cancer.
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