Insurance covers egg freezing?

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Question from LindaNY: Does insurance pay for freezing your eggs?
Answers - Kutluk Oktay, M.D. Typically, no. However, some insurance companies ask for medical necessity and if they see this is addressing a complication of cancer treatment, rarely they may extend coverage.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Fertility and Pregnancy featured Kutluk Oktay, M.D. and Leslie Schover, Ph.D. answering your questions about breast cancer treatments that can affect your fertility, options for preserving your fertility, being treated for breast cancer while pregnant, and more.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in September 2008.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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