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A diagnosis of cancer threatens not only your life, but also your plans for children after successful treatment. Can you adopt if you’ve been treated for cancer in the past? Can you go through fertility treatment if you’ve had cancer? Should you? Join our guests Gina Shaw, cancer survivor, mom through birth and adoption after cancer, and author of Having Children After Cancer; Dr. Irene Su, Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine University of California, San Diego, a reproductive endocrinologist and epidemiologist studying reproductive outcomes in young female cancer patients, and last but not least she is the Assistant Director of the in the Oncofertility Consortium ; and Elizabeth Jurenovich, Exec. Director of Abrazo Adoption Associates in San Antonio, Texas and a Certified Professional Open Adoption Practitioner and has talked with many birth mothers considering placing with families where either the mother or father has been treated for cancer. More important, she is a breast cancer and thyroid cancer survivor and underwent treatment during one pregnancy and gave birth to a second child post treatment.
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