Hear Talk Audio
Fertility Preservation and Treatment Options for Women Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer
Nearly 13000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States each year and about 68% of all invasive cervical cancer cases diagnosed involve women of childbearing age. Advanced treatments available today allow women to live longer but the same treatments impact their fertility negatively, decreasing their quality of life severely. This makes it important that these women be given options to preserve their fertility before going for cervical cancer treatments. January is Cervical Cancer awareness month, and in honor we are addressing the issue of fertility preservation in cervical cancer patients with Dr Julie Lamb, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and clinical faculty at the University of Washington. Morgan and Lauren, Cervical cancer ambassadors for Cervivor.org and Allison Pozzi, a Cervical cancer survivor who successfully built her family via IVF (In vitro fertilisation) will share their experiences and inform the panel.