Fertility Preservation –
Oncofertility Options for Cancer Patients
Prior to cancer treatment, women have the option to either bank embryos or eggs. For patients who will receive abdominal or pelvic irradiation, it may be possible to perform a surgery in which the ovaries are moved out the radiation field. For patients with early stage gynecologic cancers, it may be possible to conserve reproductive organs at the time of cancer surgery.
For men and women who are sub-fertile after cancer treatment, assisted reproductive technologies may help achieve pregnancy. For cancer survivors who become menopausal after cancer treatment, egg donation is a highly effective option. A gestational surrogate may also be an option for women who are unable to carry a pregnancy after cancer therapy.