Cancer & Preserving your Fertility | Joyce Reinecke
Joyce Reinecke is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, a national nonprofit organization focused on all aspects of fertility preservation for cancer patients. Joyce is a long-term survivor of leiomyosarcoma who opted for embryo freezing and surrogacy to create her family. Her personal oncofertility journey informs her professional focus and her commitment as a patient advocate. Prior to her work at Fertile Hope, Joyce was a trademark attorney in Seattle, WA. She has a law degree from Fordham University, and a B.A. from Occidental College. Joyce currently lives in Lafayette, CA with her husband, John, and their twin daughters, Alexandra and Olivia.
She speaks about the following:
- Can you get pregnant if you have cancer
- Chemotherapy and fertility
- Radiation and fertility
- How to determine whether fertility preservation is right for you
- How fertility preservation works for cancer patients
- How to handle the timing of cancer treatments and fertility preservation
- Fertility preservation in childhood cancer
Referenced in the podcast & related episodes:
- Resolve: The National Infertility Association
- Spotify Playlists: Female-Related Cancer and Fertility
- Fempower Health Recommended products for Fertility
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More about Joyce
Prior to joining the AFP, Joyce was a Cancer & Fertility Advisor for the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the Vice President of Programs for Fertile Hope.
She is a recognized leader in the field of fertility preservation who has been a featured speaker at numerous professional conferences, including ASCO, ASRM, ONS, the Oncofertility Consortium Conference, as well as serving as guest faculty for health policy graduate courses at UCSD and Northwestern. She is a co-author of the 2018 update of ASCO’s fertility guidelines, and several other publications.
**The information shared by Fempower Health is not medical advice but for information purposes to enable you to have more effective conversations with your doctor. Always talk to your doctor before making health-related decisions.