Tag: Fertility Preservation

NEW FERTILITY PRESERVATION BENEFITS FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL

Some exciting news for our military heroes. The Department of Defense recently announced that the Pentagon will start covering ‪fertility preservation for ‪‎military personnel as part of a two year pilot program. The new benefit will be available to any service member who requests it, including those anticipating deployment. This program will also examine ways […]

BEST PRACTICES IN FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 US women and about 20% of cases are in women less than age 50, according to the American Cancer Society. Better screening programs and early detection has helped improve the prognosis. Intensive research, better surgical treatment, and effective chemotherapy have allowed these patients to have better quality of life as […]

RAPID FERTILITY PRESERVATION CRITICAL TO BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL

Breast cancer in young women receives considerable attention. While cure rates are high, only a small fraction of survivors treated with chemotherapy will conceive, making fertility preservation before treatment critical. Recent Breast Cancer Research Two important studies published this week demonstrate that women with breast cancer have improved survival rates if they start cancer treatment […]

RMA AT JEFFERSON FEATURED IN NEWSWEEKS’ LEADERS IN FERTILITY TREATMENT 2015

Visit Newsweek.com to read their feature on leaders in fertility. The article, found under the Medical Insight section of their website, details options for hopeful parents to be. RMA at Jefferson & RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth are both highlighted on the list. Whether you are planning to have children, trying to conceive or may someday […]

FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER

I recently was  invited to speak in front of a group of breast cancer surgeons finishing their training. In preparing for this talk, I learned that more than 11,000 women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many of these women have not had children at the time of their […]