Fertility Preservation

Fertility Preservation

Reproductive capacity is an age dependent process and is influenced by different conditions, some genetic and many not. The idea of fertility preservation may, in fact, be a misnomer and incorrect label; because it is reproductive capacity that is hoped to be preserved. The cryopreservation of gametes does not ensure the ability to become pregnant […]

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Are Cancer Patients Informed About The Impact Of Treatment On Their Fertility?

cancer patients and fertility

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or certain other diseases, your fertility may be at risk. We are often asked, “Are cancer patients informed about the impact of treatment on their fertility?” Chemotherapy and radiation can destroy follicles in the ovary, speeding the natural decline of ovarian reserve and causing either temporary or even […]

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Fertility Preservation for Patients with Cancer

egg freezing for cancer patients

Due to recent medical advances, a cancer diagnosis–although devastating–no longer means the loss of life or even ultimate fertility. Fertility preservation options should be considered when planning cancer treatment because chemotherapy and radiation, the standards of care in cancer treatment, can result in gonadotoxicity rendering both men and women permanently sterile. The new field of […]

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Fertility After Cancer

For many, having a child is very much a part of the quality of life. Not all young cancer survivors are aware of the potential option for fertility preservation and many oncologists are similarly unaware. According to a national survey of physician practice patterns, less than half of cancer patients of childbearing age felt they […]

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Fertility Preservation for Women with Breast Cancer

Fertility Preservation for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer. Women under age 40 account for 6% of new breast cancer cases in the United States. Fertility preservation for women with breast cancer needs more discussion. Thankfully adjuvant chemotherapy can be […]

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