- to increase public and provider awareness of fertility preservation options for cancer patients, and
- to educate patients about the effects of cancer treatment on hormonal health.
Learning that your child has cancer or being diagnosed yourself is overwhelming. Essential decisions often have to be made quickly about how best to treat the cancer. Discussions with your doctor should include options to preserve fertility at the time of diagnosis.
The mission of SaveMyFertility.org is to give patients, parents, and physicians the information they need to have a better, more comprehensive dialog about fertility preservation, and to provide patients with information about their long-term health and well-being.
The Hormone Foundation® and the Oncofertility Consortium® also hope to foster collaboration across medical specialties to support cancer patients in their journey through both disease and survivorship.
Established in 1997 by The Endocrine Society® as its non-profit public education affiliate, The Hormone Foundation® serves as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions through outreach and education. The Hormone Foundation® draws from the expertise of The Endocrine Society, the oldest and most influential organization of endocrinologists in the world, to develop and implement authoritative and reliable educational programs on endocrine disorders for the public.
The Oncofertility Consortium® is a national, interdisciplinary initiative designed to explore the reproductive future of cancer survivors. Oncofertility refers to a multidimensional approach to developing and providing new fertility preservation options to men, women, and children who undergo potentially fertility-threatening treatment due to cancer or other serious diseases.
The development of the patient fact sheets, physician guides, and www.SaveMyFertility.org was supported by educational grants from Merck and EMD Serono.
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