A diagnosis of cancer inspired Victoria to look into egg freezing
Victoria came to Fertility Answers for egg freezing after she was diagnosed with nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and slow-growing type of Hodgkin lymphoma. As part of her cancer treatment, she was prescribed Rituxan. Since it’s unknown whether the drug can cause fertility problems, her oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center recommended that she visit a fertility specialist to find out about egg freezing.
She first spoke to a fertility specialist in Texas, but Victoria wanted to find someone closer to her home in Lafayette, Louisiana. She had heard great things about Fertility Answers and John Storment, M.D. According to Victoria, “He is very well-known in the community.” She also knows several people who have visited Dr. Storment, and they highly recommend him.
At first, Victoria thought she would have to receive treatment at our Baton Rouge location. However, she was happy to learn that Dr. Storment treats patients at our Lafayette fertility center, which is less than five miles from her home. “It couldn’t have worked out better,” said Victoria.
Dr. Storment made Victoria feel confident about moving forward with egg freezing
Victoria called our Lafayette fertility center on a Friday afternoon and she was pleasantly surprised when she got an appointment for the following Monday. “I think they realized that it was important to get me in fast because of my cancer,” said Victoria.
At her first appointment, Victoria met Dr. Storment with her boyfriend and her mother. Speaking with Dr. Storment about egg freezing immediately put her at ease. According to Victoria, “He is so wonderful. He took the time to answer my millions of questions, and it feels like I’ve known him for a long time.”
The consultation with Dr. Storment convinced Victoria that egg freezing was the right move for her, and she is beginning the process now. “After I found out I had cancer, I felt as if I wasn’t in control of my life. Choosing to freeze my eggs made me feel empowered and in charge of my future. I also knew I’d regret it if I didn’t do it,” said Victoria.
Victoria won’t let cancer stop her from becoming a mother
“I didn’t have much control over the cancer, but I had control over the decision to freeze my eggs before beginning treatment in hopes of having children one day,” said Victoria. She recommends that other women in her position also consider egg freezing. “You can’t tell the future, but it’s important to be positive and proactive.”
Victoria isn’t going to let cancer rule her life. “One of my main goals in life is to have kids and I won’t let cancer stop me,” she said. The team at our Lafayette fertility center is proud to help her preserve her fertility for future motherhood.
If you would like to learn more about egg freezing at Fertility Answers, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our team of physicians can help you preserve your fertility.