Fertility and Breast Cancer - Knowing Your Options Webcast
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. While breast cancer is most common in women over the age of 50 years, approximately 1,988 of the 20,825 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 will be premenopausal women aged between 20 and 44 years of age.
Breast cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and hormone-blocking therapy, can impact the fertility of premenopausal/young women diagnosed with breast cancer. If fertility preservation is important to you, there are a range of options available to you. Because of the potential impact of breast cancer treatment on women’s fertility, it is essential that all premenopausal women receive up-to-date, evidence-based information about their fertility preservation options before treatment begins so that you can make decisions about treatment and fertility that reflect your preferences, needs and values.
In this free webcast you’ll hear from Lee McCarron, who will discuss her breast cancer diagnosis and fertility journey, as well as from breast cancer specialist Dr Rachael Rodgers and Family Therapist Marianne Tome. This webcast will provide you - premenopausal women affected by early breast cancer - with timely, evidence-based information about the current fertility preservation options available, while encouraging a greater awareness of best practice care for breast cancer ensuring you are involved in shared decision-making regarding your treatment and care.