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The Truth About Fertility Preservation Becoming sterile after cancer treatment Chemotherapy Surgery Radiation

is not uncommon. Even thought many Men: infertility can Men and Women: Men: Radiation kills
in Teens with Cancer methods of cancer treatment are help-
ing teens live longer, often times the
occur if sperm cells Removing crutial and damages cancer
are damaged to the reproductive cells but can also kill
treatment can have a negative effect on point where they can organs can leave and damage healthy
Teen cancer patients are living longer than ever, so why arent they opting to preserve their fertility? the teens reproductive system. no longer mature. a teen infertile. cells.

The 5 Year Survival Rate of Teen By: Claire Englander


= Female Success Rate
Cancer Patients in 1975 vs 2016 The Cost of Staying Fertile KEY = Male Success Rate

100
2016
90
Year 80 $ = unknown

70
1975
60 $1,000 + $300-500
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Success a year for storage
Rate (in
50 $11,900 + $300-500
t
5 Year Survival Rate (in %) %)
40
$12,400 + a year for storage
31% of males opted $400-600 a year
for fertility preservation. for storage $6,000-16,000
In a 2015 study 30
published by the
American Cancer 20 $2,500 + $300-500
$10,000 + $300-500
Society, 459 teens
a year for storage $500 a month a year for storage
and young adults 10
were asked about Experimental Experimental Experimental
the possibility of 0
preserving their
fertility.
6.8% of
females opted
for fertility Embryo Freezing Egg Freezing Ovarian Transportation Ovarian Ovarian Tissue Sperm Banking Testicular Sperm Testicular Tissue
preservation. Suppression Freezing Extraction Freezing

Preservation Method and Cost


Out of all 50 states, 0
Cost Broken Down

0/50 $18,400 $15,000


have health care Male
Female
insurance coverage
available for cancer
patietns who wish to
preserve their fertility.
$11,900 + ($500 * 13) = $18,400 $1,000 + ($500 * 15) = $15,000
Initial cost Cost per year # of years Total cost Initial cost Cost per year # of years Total cost
Sources: Livestrong, American Cancer Society, Fertile Hope, and CBS News