At age 32, I was diagnosed with two forms of breast cancer. I had minimal family history and tested negative for the BRCA gene as well as nine other genetic risk mutations. As I had tested negative for genetic markers and it is unknown what caused the cancer as well as my potential risk factors for the future, I have decided to freeze my eggs.
I am currently in remission and my scans are coming back clean. Therefore, this is the ideal time for me to safely freeze and preserve my eggs so that when I meet my partner, he and I can safely have a healthy and thriving family.
Stephanie is a recipient of the Path to Parenthood Grant from the Jewish United Fund – Chicago.