Women's Health

Breast Cancer, Infertility, and Freezing Eggs

A pricy procedure

Another barrier may be price. Though the cost of egg freezing is decreasing as popularity increases, it certainly isn’t cheap. The procedure typically costs between $8,000 and $15,000. For most women, egg freezing is not covered by insurance. However, when a woman is undergoing the procedure due to cancer treatment and thus a risk of future infertility, some insurance companies will cover some of the cost because the procedure is then deemed medically necessary. It’s important to understand your insurance policy, and make sure that you receive the coverage you are owed if your policy will cover egg freezing when medically necessary.