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


The Center for Reproductive Medicine

The Center for Reproductive Medicine is the only practice in south Alabama, the Mississippi Gulf Coast (D'Iberville), and the Florida panhandle that provides patients with the full spectrum of infertility and genetic treatments from basic infertility treatment to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – including a Certified Embryology Laboratory staffed by Ph.D. and M.S. degreed embryologists and equipped with the LifeAire laboratory air filtration system that contributes to our success rates. Since our founding in 1993, we have helped more than 3,500 families conceive babies – many of them more than once.

https://www.infertilityalabama.com/

Mississippi Reproductive Medicine

Located in Flowood, MS, Mississippi Reproductive Medicine (MRM) is dedicated to treating couples with compassion and advanced clinical care. Our IVF laboratory allow us to offer the highest quality medical treatment for infertility in a state-of-the-art environment. We are committed to evidence-based care with consideration for cost-effective solutions.

http://www.reproductivemedms.com/about-us.htm

Positive Steps Fertility

Fertility shouldn’t be hard. At Positive Steps Fertility we help you move forward in your journey to parenthood. Our IVF and fertility center in Madison, Mississippi, (just north of Jackson) offers fertility testing, IVF and the full spectrum of other fertility treatments.

https://parryscope.com/positive-steps-fertility/

University of Mississippi Medical Center - Fertility Clinic

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at University Women’s Care are here to help by offering the latest reproductive technologies and procedures to enhance the possibility of conception. Our empathic care team not only includes obstetrics/gynecologist (OB/GYN) physicians with sub-specialty board certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), but also provides broad support from nursing, embryology, financial counseling and other backgrounds.

https://umc.edu/Healthcare/Womens%20Health/Fertility%20Services/fertility-services-home.html

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/

Mississippi'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 Mississippi, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurvivMISS is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveMISS'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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