Family Preparation for Oncofertility Patients
Many treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy, radiation and various surgeries, can increase infertility. For women, these treatments can result in genetically damaged eggs (oocytes), ovarian failure or early menopause. For men, cancer treatments often result in low sperm production and testosterone secretion. Oncofertility bridges oncology and reproductive endocrinology to provide fertility solutions for cancer patients.
Fertility Treatment for Life Before & After Cancer Therapy
Advancements in assisted reproductive technology (ART) have provided expanded fertility options for cancer patients. At Reproductive Specialists of the Carolinas, we are prepared to help cancer patients navigate the breadth of fertility solutions to maximize their potential of starting a family. In most cases, family life after cancer is achievable.
Egg freezing is the process of freezing eggs to improve chances of conception in the future. It is often recommended for women who have survived cancer or are preparing to undergo cancer treatment. Read More About Egg Freezing >
Embryo cryopreservation (freezing) is the process by which an egg is fertilized via in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Once fertilized, the embryo is preserved for future use.
Sperm freezing, also referred to as cryopreservation, consists of collecting, analyzing and freezing sperm for later use. Sperm freezing is often recommended for men who are preparing to undergo cancer treatment.