Dr. Lila Schmidt shares if a woman should seek fertility counseling when she is battling cancer.
Often times when people get the diagnosis of cancer that’s all they focus on and they forget that cancer is not necessarily a diagnosis of death. They do have a future and failing to think about how to preserve or maximize their future of fertility potential can be devastating for them. So it is a good idea, again, depending on what kind of cancer and what kind of therapy they are anticipating on performing. She should seek a reproductive endocrinologist - that is somebody who is a subspecialist in infertility. There are only a few in San Diego. There are only a few in every region of the United States because it’s a very highly specialized field that takes quite a number of years of training.