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New bill to improve access to fertility services for cancer patients

Posted at 4:47 PM, Mar 16, 2018

A new bill plans to make fertility services for cancer patients more accessible. 

NYS Senator Chris Jacobs introduced the bill, citing it "would improve access to fertility preservation services for cancer patients whose treatments may directly or indirectly cause infertility."

How? The bill would require health insurance policies to provide coverage for standard fertility services before the patient begins their cancer treatments. 

Currently, insurance helps cover treatment cost, but future fertility is solely the patient's expense. These services can total $15,000, according to Senator Jacobs.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are supporting the Senator's bill. 

Check out information about Roswell's Onco-Fertility Program and other fertility resources for cancer patients.

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