Providing options to preserve your fertility
Women and men with cancer face many unknowns regarding their future health. Fortunately, modern therapeutic options have improved the survival rate for nearly all forms of cancer. This success often comes at the expense of reproductive function, which may be irreversibly damaged during therapy. Fertility preservation options are available and appropriate for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with cancer of any kind.
Natural fertility counseling
Couples learn what their future fertility potential after a cancer diagnosis will be based on age, diagnosis and planned course of cancer treatment. The impact of future pregnancy on cancer recurrence is also discussed.
Fertility preserving therapy
The possibility of pretreatment to lessen the effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy will be explored, along with implications for future family building.
Gamete (sperm and egg) freezing
The process of screening and collecting sperm or eggs for freezing and storage will be discussed, along with future chances of success.
Long considered the gold standard for preserving fertility, couples will gain a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of embryo freezing and storage.
Preimplantation genetic testing
For those who may be carriers of genetic mutations known to impart cancer risk, embryo testing may be used to lower that risk for future generations.
Treatment decisions are made with close communication and coordination with your oncologist. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision regarding your health and your reproductive future.
- Female Fertility Evaluation
- Fertility FAQ – Female Infertility
- Fertility FAQ – Lifestyle
- Fertility FAQ – Male Infertility
- Fertility FAQ - Unexplained Infertility
- Fertility FAQ and Resources
- Fertility Journey
- Fertility Preservation
- Fertility Treatment Options
- Male Fertility Evaluation
- The C. Michael and Nancy Orders Smith Endowment