October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in light of this, we are dedicating four episodes to oncofertility – the bridge between oncology and reproductive research that explores and expands options for the reproductive future of cancer survivors.
In the second episode of the four-part series, we hear from cancer survivor Amanda Rice. When Amanda was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctors recommended an aggressive treatment protocol that would potentially threaten her fertility. She had some fertility health insurance but when she called the insurance company, she found that they had illogical barriers that excluded her from coverage for fertility preservation.
After her intense physical and emotional battle of surviving cancer three times, Amanda decided she wanted to use her expertise in finance, fundraising, and project managing to help others. She created Chick Mission, a non-profit organization relentlessly focused on critical issues unique to cancer patients – including fertility challenges that may follow surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and drug treatment.
Guest: Amanda Rice, Founder and CEO of Chick Mission
Experts: Dr. Jennifer Levine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Alliance of Fertility Preservation, and Dr. Thomas Molinaro, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Host: Lissa Kline, VP of Provider and Member Services at Progyny
For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page, Chick Mission, Alliance for Fertility Preservation and RMA of NJ.
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