Fertility/Menopause

Before young women undergo treatment for breast cancer, they should thoroughly understand how it may affect their ability to have children in the future. Get advice on this and other related issues, such as sexuality and having cancer while pregnant, from organizations on this list.

Local Resources


Southern GYN Specialty Center

This center in Houma can provide massage therapy and acupuncture to assist those with fertility issues.

http://mysoutherngyn.com/infertility

National Resources


Circle Surrogacy

Assists families with fertility through surrogacy and egg donation. They offer a variety of services, including an unlimited IVF Plan, Gestational Surroracy, Frozen Egg Bank Program, as well as Circle Egg Donation.

http://www.circlesurrogacy.com/

Fertile Hope

This program offers education programs, financial assistance, support, a fertility resource guide, and cancer and fertility news. Their website also helps cancer survivors find fertility treatment centers in their area.

http://www.fertilehope.org/

Hope for Two: The Pregnant with Cancer Network

This network offers support for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. Women are connected with a "support woman" who has also experienced cancer during pregnancy, to provide support over the phone and through e-mail.

http://www.pregnantwithcancer.org/

LIVESTRONG: Fertility

LIVESTRONG provides information about fertility after cancer, including risk, preservation, and the effects of chemotherapy.

https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/livestrong-fertility

My Oncofertillity

This resource offers information and tools to educate cancer survivors about fertility preservation options. Animations, videos, resources, and links to support services are available on the website.

http://www.myoncofertility.org/

Oncofertility Consortium

You can find fertility education and resources for cancer survivors and the newly diagnosed on this site. Resources include patient navigation for those who wish to undergo fertility treatment before or during cancer treatment, and the Fertility Preservation hotline, which helps cancer survivors find fertility preservation programs near them.

http://oncofertility.northwestern.edu/

ReproTech, Ltd

This company offers long-term storage for reproductive tissue collected by their network of providers. Their website features information and videos on fertility preservation specifically for cancer patients.

https://www.reprotech.com/

Louisiana's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Louisiana, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveDAT is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveDAT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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