Oncofertilty: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Preserving hope through fertility preservation for cancer patients

Fertility preservation for cancer patients can be a critical aspect of a cancer treatment journey. At Conceive NJ, we offer fertility preservation for both men and women facing cancer, preserving the hope of future parenthood during a challenging time.

Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, can have a significant effect on reproductive health. Fertility preservation aims to safeguard the ability to have biological children in the future. We are happy to provide affordable fertility preservation in New Jersey because we want to help individuals focus on their cancer treatment, while preserving the option of parenthood after they have overcome the disease.

Fertility preservation options for women with cancer

Women getting coffee after egg freezing consult
  • Egg freezing for cancer patients. Women facing cancer can opt for egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation. This process involves collecting and freezing a woman’s eggs for future use. Prior to cancer treatment, hormonal stimulation is used to promote the production of multiple eggs, which are then retrieved, frozen and stored. Egg freezing offers women the opportunity to preserve their fertility potential and have a biological child when they are ready.
  • Embryo cryopreservation. For women in a stable relationship or with a suitable sperm donor, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with embryo cryopreservation can be a good option for fertility preservation for cancer patients. This involves fertilizing the collected eggs with sperm to create embryos, which are then frozen and stored for future use.

Fertility preservation options for men with cancer

  • Sperm cryopreservation. Similar to egg freezing for cancer patients, men can cryopreserve their sperm. Also known as sperm banking, sperm cryopreservation is a simple and readily available option for men. Prior to cancer treatment, men can provide one or more sperm samples to be frozen and stored. This allows them to preserve their sperm for future use in assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF or intrauterine insemination (IUI). We encourage men to learn more about this easily accessible option for fertility preservation in New Jersey.

Learn more about fertility preservation for cancer patients

Fertility preservation for cancer patients requires early consultation with a reproductive specialist. It is crucial to discuss fertility preservation options before starting cancer treatment, as these procedures must be performed before treatment begins.

The Conceive NJ team is happy to coordinate care with your oncologist, supporting you at every step to make informed decisions about family planning in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Because time to preserve fertility may be limited, we prioritize all cancer patients for prompt consultation when they contact us for information about fertility preservation in New Jersey.

When you return to us after your cancer treatment, we will perform extensive fertility testing to give you a baseline measure of your fertility, so you can evaluate the impact of your treatment and plan for the future.

It is our great privilege to be able to help cancer patients achieve their family-planning goals through sperm and egg freezing for cancer patients. It is our honor to offer hope for the future through fertility preservation for cancer patients. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, don’t wait to learn about options. Contact us right away for a priority consultation.

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