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BRCA & Infertility

Learn about the effects of HBOC on fertility and family planning, how pregnancy impacts hereditary cancer risk, and options for assisted reproduction.

Related Force Information

Attitudes of high-risk women toward preimplantation genetic diagnosis
The Spring 2008 edition of Joining FORCEs, the FORCE newsletter has an article that summarizes the study and it's results

XRAYS: Do BRCA mutations affect fertility?
A study in 2016 found that BRCA1 mutation carriers may have slightly lower fertility than women without the same mutation.

Fertility, Reproduction, and Menopause in BRCA Carriers
Article from Joining FORCEs Newsletter, Fall 2013 about ongoing research on whether women with mutations have a higher chance of infertility than women without mutations.

Pregnancy and Fertility for Previvors and Survivors
2012 FORCE webinar presented by Dr. Jennifer Litton of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Other Websites

Fertile Action
Fertile Action is a nonprofit organization that helps women affected by cancer become mothers by providing resources, support, grants and referrals.

Fertile Hope
An initiative of Livestrong, Fertile Hope offers resources and support for cancer survivors and previvors who need assistance with fertility issues.
A resource from the Oncofertility Consortium that provides comprehensive information about cancer treatment and fertility, fertility preservation, and infertility treatment options for people affected by cancer.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered