Apr 12, 2021

Holding onto Hope for a Family while Facing Ovarian Cancer

Shelli Armstrong was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 29 before she was able to start the family she always wanted. In this guest post, she talks about her initial diagnosis and recent recurrence. Shelli explains her anxieties and struggles as she underwent chemotherapy and surgeries that affected her life and potential for her future family.

Apr 08, 2021

Seeing the Positive During Brain Cancer

For Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, Krista Park Law shares her journey. After being diagnosed with grade III astrocytoma, brain cancer, at the age of 30, she remained positive and brave in the face of a difficult prognosis.

Apr 02, 2021

Testicular Cancer and Fertility

When a man is diagnosed with testicular cancer, providers work quickly to begin treatment. In this fast process, one big concern can move down the list of priorities: fertility, or the ability to have biological children. Learn about the effects cancer and its treatments have on fertility and how you can preserve your ability to have children.

Apr 08, 2020

Building the Life He Wants

Rene Vazquez knew he wanted to have kids someday, but at the age of 26, he wasn’t there yet. He was focused on his job and his hobbies as a filmmaker and DJ. But when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Rene faced the possibility of losing the chance to one day have biological kids.

Jun 13, 2019

Grateful to Be a Dad: Celebrating the Opportunity to Have Children after Cancer Treatment

When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the age of 26 it was by far the scariest thing I had ever faced. I had been married for about a year at the time I was diagnosed. At the time I was focused on staying alive, but the incredible team at HCI knew that if being a father was even remotely in the cards (which it was), we needed to take measures to ensure a future family was a possibility.

Apr 06, 2018

Taking Back Control by Preserving My Fertility

Laura Boren was struggling with her uterine sarcoma diagnosis and felt she was being “robbed of something fundamental” to her identity. The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine came up with an in vitro fertilization plan and three years later, Boren looks back on her decision to freeze her eggs.