Fall reminds me of cool weather, pumpkins, the leaves turning and the color pink for breast cancer awareness month. Everywhere we go, we see pink which provides as an amazing opportunity to educate and bring awareness about breast cancer and also the link that any cancer, including breast cancer can have on the infertility community. When I created the I Give a Hoot Breast Cancer & Fertility Preservation campaign last year people were a little confused about the connection that cancer has on fertility which provided me a great opportunity to educate. Young women and men that go through cancer treatment, may indeed beat cancer and in the process lose their fertility. Now that egg preservation is no longer considered experimental, woman can make an informed decision about preserving their eggs on not. Dr. Chen of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science says about 50% of patients that are counseled about egg preservation actually freeze their eggs.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are inviting you to join us for a tweet chat. We will be discussing fertility preservation options for those diagnosed with cancer; risks, alternatives, pros & cons plus so much more relating to overall breast health.
Join the conversation
Sunday, October 20th from 8:30-9:30 PM EST
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Serena Chen, Reproductive Endocrinologist of The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS) at Saint Barnabas, New Jersey will be our special guest doctor sharing her expertise and answering your questions.
TSVP – (the twitter equivalent to an RSVP) to let us know that you are attending by including #IceMyEggs