Cancer, Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother

Would-be mother who has battled cancer TWICE in her 20s is finally fulfilling her dream of starting a family using a surrogate – after chemo crushed her hopes of carrying a baby 

Source Daily Mail

A young woman who has been diagnosed with both cervical and breast cancer all before turning 30 has revealed her plans to start a family with her fiance, with the help of a surrogate.

Still just 28, Helen Johnson, who says she has always ‘longed’ to be a mother, faced a double whammy, when she found a pea sized lump in her breast exactly a year after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Helen, from Bolton in Greater Manchester, froze her eggs after learning she had cervical cancer when she was 27, just 14 months after her first ever smear test – which was clear.

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Cancer, intended parents, Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother

Randi Fishman, Erin Silverman: Sisters Sidestep Breast Cancer With Surrogacy

Source: Newsmax

Randi Fishman received a gift of life from Erin Silverman, her older sister, who became a surrogate for Fishman after she was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago and had been cautioned against getting pregnant.

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Cancer, Infertility, Same Sex, Sperm Donation, Sperm Donor

Cancer patient outraged to discover he can only donate sperm to female partner (Video)

Source: Stuff NZ

A gay man suffering severe pain from cancer was mortified to discover he was only able to donate sperm to a female partner.

Logan Morton, 22, received the shock diagnosis he had acute myeloid leukemia in April last year, and after being warned the treatment could make him infertile, arranged to store healthy sperm through Fertility Associates.

Severely debilitated from the cancer, Morton asked a nurse to fill out the paperwork, and noticed afterwards that he was only given the option of donating his sperm to a female partner.

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Cancer, Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing, Frozen Eggs, India

India – Fertility preservation methods offer hope for cancer patients

Source:  Deccan Chronicle

Fertility preservation methods Fertility preservation methods offer hope for cancer patients. (Photo: Pixabay)

New Delhi: Many cancer treatments affect the ability to become pregnant, temporarily or permanently.

Fertility preservation (FP) is an effort to retain the fertility of cancer patients, thereby improving their quality of life.

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Cancer, Donor Eggs, Donor Embryos, Embryo, Embryo Freezing, India

India – Fertility preservation techniques offer ray of hope to young cancer survivors

Source:  ANI

New Delhi [India], Feb 3 (ANI): About 50% of the cancer patients in India are under the age of 50. Apart from other things, this alarming rate of young cancer victims has also created concerns about preservation of their fertility.

However, experts indicate that the recent technologies and advancements in the IVF sector can help cancer patients to keep the fertility window open for a longer time. Today, cancer victims not only have a better rate of survival but can also think about raising a child and starting a family.

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