Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients
Treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs or radiation may lead to irreversible reproductive failure in some patients. The oncology or hematology specialist can usually offer guidance on the probability that a specific treatment protocol will result in infertility.
The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has recommended that all patients of reproductive age being treated with chemotherapy or radiation, be counseled about the fertility-related risks of their intended treatment.
We are committed to patients receiving thorough and accurate counseling about the risks as well as the options for fertility preservation. Our doctors are able to offer egg freezing, embryo freezing, sperm freezing, and information about a medication called GnRH agonist. These treatments can be initiated extremely quickly in the face of urgent cancer treatment. We offer patients with cancer a consultation with our physicians on very short notice (1-3 days) for this counseling and to start fertility preservation treatment if needed. If you have cancer and would like more information about the fertility-related risks of your treatment, call us directly or ask your oncologist to refer you to Virginia Fertility & IVF to discuss the impact of cancer treatment on your fertility.