Houston Fertility Center

TV Reflecting Hopeful New Reality

By Sonja Kristiansen, MD on March 31, 2009

Especially after hearing from my staff (who atttended the annual Young Survivors Conference in Dallas last month ) about the mix of hope and anguish that young women with cancer express about their future motherhood, it was reassuring to see the very popular TV show, Grey's Anatomy, work the forethought of fertility preservation into a current, compelling storyline.

A young woman must undergo intense and immediate treatments for invasive cancer. Her colleagues and friends think ahead for her and automatically include the OB team in her treatment plan.

In this related scene, the cancer patient's boyfriend reveals the understandable and expected emotions involved as people struggle to muster hope amid fears:

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