You were told that you had a form of cancer. What do you first? If you are a young, single woman or if you are young, married woman who isn’t done having children, you may be trying to decide how to harvest your eggs. Why? You may want to harvest your eggs now because you know that once you begin to fight your cancer, the treatments may harm your eggs. Yes, a young woman can freeze her eggs. She can also have her embryo frozen. She may even be able to do this thanks to a free program.
This program is called “Fertility Rescue,” it is a program that offered through the Sher Institute For Reproducetive Medicine. They offer free egg retrieval cycles for young women who need cancer treatments. This program is offered in the states of Illinois, Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and California. This is an invaluable program for many women since these treatments can cost as much as $10,000 per cycle and is not generally covered by health insurances.
All fees are waived during this program. Any medications have been provided by pharmaceutical companies. The Sher Institute pays all the costs of keeping the eggs frozen for two years.
By freezing these eggs or embryos, the women can go ahead and seek the cancer treatments that they need. They can continue to fight the cancer. They can hopefully become well. Then later in life, they may be able to carry their own baby or they may be able to have another woman carry their baby for them, depending on their health circumstances. The main thing is while they are fighting for their life, they don’t have to worry about giving up their dream of becoming a mother, somday.