Fertility Preservation for Young Cancer Patients

by Hong Kong Cancer Fund
Fertility Preservation for Young Cancer Patients

Summary

The Hong Kong Cancer Fund is collaborating with a number of public sector hospital, HKU and CUHK to pioneer a Fertility Preservation support service for 50 young adult cancer patients, aged 18-35 years old who wish to have children in the future and have been advised by their oncologist that surgery and / or treatment may affect their fertility.

$2,439
total raised
20
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Every year the number of people being diagnosed with cancer has increased and the age of those with a diagnosis had dropped drastically. Education on the symptoms of cancer and early detection have helped increase cancer survivorship. But receiving the shocking news is never easy.

Solution

The Hong Kong Cancer Fund is collaborating with a number of public sector hospital, HKU and CUHK to pioneer a FP support service for this group of cancer patients. Our funding will cover the medication and drugs required to induce ovulation for women and the laboratory charges required to perform the procedure. We will also provide financial assistance for freezing of the eggs, embryo, ovarian tissue or sperm for up to two years.

Long-Term Impact

Our objective is to not only raise awareness of the importance of FP but also to support the costs and psychological impact and help alleviate some of the stresses associated with this aspect of their cancer diagnosis.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Location: Hong Kong, n/a - Hong Kong SAR
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HK_CancerFund
Project Leader:
HKCF Marketing Team
Hong Kong , n/a Hong Kong SAR

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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