Fertility Preservation Resources
Fertility Preservation Costs
Fertility preservation can be expensive, and is often not covered by insurance. The cost of freezing eggs or embryos can be from $8,000 to $15,000 for each cycle, including medication and initial storage costs. Ovarian tissue freezing costs are about the same. Ongoing storage costs can be a few hundred dollars per year.
Financial Assistance for Fertility Preservation
There are several financial assistance opportunities available to young women with breast cancer:
- Financial assistance for fertility preservation at participating centers through Livestrong’s Sharing Hope program and the Heart Beat Fertility Preservation Program.
- Livestrong Fertility has a list of additional financial assistance resources and organizations.
- Your insurance company may cover fertility treatments. Check with them to find out what, if any, treatments will be covered, and ask your reproductive center to see if they offer any discounts or payment plans for cancer patients.
Other Fertility Preservation Resources
For more Information on fertility and family planning, check out these resources or search our ResourceLink database:
100 Questions & Answers About Cancer and Fertility
What to Know: ASCO’s Guideline on Fertility Preservation
American Pregnancy Association offers a wide variety of information on pregnancy and fertility, including in vitro fertilization and adoption.
Heart Beat Fertility Preservation Program provides select fertility medications at no cost if minimal qualification requirements are met.
Livestrong Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
Talk to Another Young Woman
Connect with other young women affected by breast cancer who have dealt with fertility preservation and ask questions about family planning in our Peer Match program.