According to guidelines developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) fertility preservation options should be addressed with pediatric and adolescent patients and their parents/guardians by oncologists as part of standard care for patients whose disease or its treatment may impair fertility or cause early menopause.
Join the National Physicians Cooperative, a nationwide network of centers dedicated to preserving the fertility of their patients. Patients with cancer and other serious diseases whose progression or treatment is likely to impair fertility can receive access to the most up to date treatments and clinical research at NPC Member Sites.
SaveMyFertility.org is a resource to give patients, parents and physicians the information they need to have a better, more comprehensive dialogue about fertility preservation, and to provide patiens with information about their long-term health and well-being. Printable provider pocket guides are available for download
Each patient needs an individualized consultation to determine the best and most mature technology available in their unique circumstances and according to their informed choice. To refer a patient for a fertility preservation consultation, call the FERTline at 312-503-FERT or 866-708-FERT and print out this flyer to give to your patients.
The Oncofertility Consortium® works with many advocacy organizations and support groups to provide young cancer patients with support and assistance regarding fertility, reproductive health, and quality of life throughout survivorship. You may be interested in connecting patients with community and online resources.
Patients are often concerned about the cost of fertility preservation procedures. To learn more about oncofertility and insurance coverage, read Incorporating Insurance Education into the Fertility Preservation Process from Oncofertility Communication (2014)