Insurance Coverage for Young Adult Cancer Patients to Preserve Fertility

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Hannah Hansen
11 years ago
My insurance would have paid for IVF for me to have a baby. But, because I got uterine cancer at 32, and had to have an complete hysterectomy, my insurance company will not pay for the same procedure on a surrogate. It's not my fault I got cancer and that the only treatment to save my life was to get rid of the one organ I needed to have a baby.

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Patrick Olguin
11 years ago
For my dear friend, Stefanie

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Stefanie LaRue
11 years ago
I am a young stage 4 breast cancer patient/survivor and I would have GREATLY appreciated the option to save my fertility before starting treatment, IF IT WERE COVERED UNDER INSURANCE. Now, I continually live in heartbreak that I will never be able to have children because nothing was preserved. My INSURANCE would not even cover the cost of my reconstruction!! How humane is that!?!

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Dannielle Hunt
11 years ago
if viagra can be considered a necessity, then so too should we meet the most natural demands of society.
Cancer patients shouldn't have to worry about losing their chance at starting a family.

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Sabrina Elizondo
11 years ago
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 30. I had to pay almost 7K out of my own pocket to deal with freezing my eggs in case the chemo and hormone therapy I am on, could cause infertility. It was a tremendous burden, so I wish it to be covered for generations to come.

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Alice Crisci
11 years ago
250th signer —debra parnell from springfield, IL

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Lisa Hochberg
11 years ago
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb. 2008 and had to undergo a double mastecomy, radiation and chemo. THANKFULLY, it was suggested that I undergo fertility preservation and I was able to freeze 7 embryos. Luckily, I was able to afford the $13k it cost but most people are not, especially given the huge medical costs for cancer treatment. It is imperative that these costs be covered by insurance as no woman shoudl face losing her fertilty to cancer treatment, especially when the vast majority of breast cancer patients will go on to live long lives. Please help. Thanks you!

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Alice Crisci
11 years ago
100th signer —Josh Alfonso from Deerfield Beach, FL

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Alice Crisci
11 years ago
50th signer —Karon Jolna from Los Angeles, CA

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Alice Crisci
11 years ago
25th signer —Tyler Pulsipher from West Richland, WA