What content informed this program?
In 2009, LIVESTRONG acquired Fertile Hope, a cancer and fertility advocacy organization the Foundation had collaborated with since 2001. Now called LIVESTRONG Fertility, the program is dedicated to helping men and women diagnosed during their reproductive years better understand cancer-related risks to their fertility and access discounted fertility preservation services and free medication. Additionally, LIVESTRONG Fertility provides access to medical professionals with educational resources to improve patient-provider communication, and tools to implement systematic change that can lead to better care.
Why LIVESTRONG Fertility?
More than 150,000 people of reproductive age are diagnosed with cancer each year. For cancer survivors, fertility preservation can be a distressing struggle. Insurance providers often don't cover the cost of expensive treatment and patients can be faced with starting cancer treatment right away which may impact their fertility. LIVESTRONG Fertility helps bridge this gap by offering access to discounted fertility preservation services and free medications, giving survivors the chance to build a family.
LIVESTRONG continues to provide family-building options and fertility preservation discounts to the people who need it most, before or after cancer treatment.