Cancer survivor welcomes baby, thanks to her oncologist

Tiffany Olsen: Diagnosis 'doesn't have to be the end of those dreams' of family

A smiling woman with a baby girl on her lap talks about fertility preservation in an exam room with her oncologist.

Weeks after her wedding, Tiffany Olsen was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Her oncologist, Shelby Terstriep, M.D., immediately brought up fertility preservation options so Olsen and her husband could have their best chance at starting a family after Olsen’s cancer treatment. Now, they celebrate the birth of a daughter, Lola.

“There are options before starting treatment to try and have a family after treatment,” Olsen said. “It doesn’t have to be the end of those dreams for you.”

Learn more: Breast cancer care at Sanford Health

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This is the latest in a series called “We’re In This Together,” videos and stories from everyday patients going through cancer treatment at Sanford Health. Get an idea of what to expect from cancer survivorship — follow along to their appointments, and see a glimpse of the support in their lives.

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