Side Effects of Cancer Treatment - Infertility
In January 2017, I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Nodulan Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma. I knew I would have to undergo chemotherapy, but I had no idea I would have to go through fertility treatment in order to preserve my eggs if I wanted a family one day. To say that the fertility process was an overwhelming situation was an understatement! It was a month long process of doctors' visits, blood work and ultrasounds, and injections before my egg freezing procedure. Since my insurance company considered fertility treatment to be an "elective", my family and I had to pay a lot out-of-pocket costs. When I came across Team Maggie For A Cure, I was amazed that they offered coverage for some aspects of the treatment. I applied and I was so happy to receive a call from Mary telling me that they were going to help out with my expenses. Although insurance companies hardly pay for fertility treatment, it's really nice to know that organizations like Team Maggie are here to help women, like me, through a really difficult point in our lives. I'm so grateful to everyone at Team Maggie for helping me out and granting me financial assistance.