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Breast Cancer Awareness

Preserving Fertility

I am so incredibly blessed to be part of a wonderful team here at TFC that changes people’s lives every day. I am awestruck when those same patients can then change my life in a very personal way with their heartfelt gratitude.

Recently, I had a patient who was newly diagnosed with cancer who came in with her husband to learn about cryopreserving their embryos for the future.

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What Does Infertility Have in Common with Breast Cancer?

The infertility community shares a sobering statistic with breast cancer patients: One in 8 women will face a breast cancer diagnosis and one in 8 couples will experience infertility.

Like advances in reproductive medicine that offer hope for a cure, breast cancer treatment and early detection are helping women survive their breast cancer diagnosis.

You may not know that Texas Fertility Center physicians,

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Fertility Preservation Options

Preserving fertility by freezing eggs, sperm, or embryos is recommended for patients in many different circumstances.

While this issue of our newsletter is highlighting breast cancer awareness, I would also like to take this opportunity to discuss some other scenarios in which fertility preservation should be considered.

The treatments needed to help eradicate cancer in both men and women can result in a markedly decreased production of sperm or eggs or even complete loss of fertility.

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TFC Takes Steps to Cure Breast Cancer

At Texas Fertility Center, we passionately advocate for women’s health issues, from changing laws to make infertility treatment affordable to raising awareness about breast cancer prevention and treatment. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TFC will share blog topics, Facebook posts and Twitter tweets that encourage our online friends to get involved.

When you LIKE,

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Breast Cancer and Fertility Preservation Options

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis would likely send ripple effects through your whole life. If you or a loved one is grappling with this kind of news, it can feel overwhelming. Part of the planning at this point involves forming a strategy to fight this disease and thinking about the future. Early detection and advances in treatment options have improved survival odds,

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Debunking Common Breast Cancer Myths

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded about the importance of identifying the signs of breast cancer, having yearly exams and scheduling annual mammograms after age 40. Breast cancer will affect one in eight women, so you need to understand your risk factors and pay attention to your breast health.

Women often receive inaccurate information about breast cancer.

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The 411 on Breast Self-Exams (BSE)

One in seven women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime. Early detection can save your life, yet many women don’t realize the importance of monthly breast self-exams (BSEs). Yearly exams with your physician and regular mammograms after 40 are critical components in diagnosing breast cancer, but many women – especially those who are diagnosed at the earliest stages –

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