Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation

Approximately 10% of cancer patients are in their reproductive years. The chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery that now result in survival rates that are upwards of 80% can have devastating late and long-term effects, including fertility loss. While multiple fertility preservation techniques are available, many insurance providers do not cover these costs. Dr. Woodruff and other members of the Institute are working with scientists at the state and federal level to ensure that patients will be able to afford fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment and prevent compounded costs for survivors when trying to build a family in the years after beating their initial cancer diagnosis.