Fertility Preservation / Oncofertility
Your cancer diagnosis might be the hardest thing you’ve ever had to face. Sorting through your emotions and your options can be overwhelming, however, cancer survival rates are higher than ever and you are likely to make a full recovery. Unfortunately, cancer treatments can cause infertility in both women and men. If building a family is part of your life plan, SpringCreek can help you preserve your fertility before you start your cancer treatment to give you the best chance of having a family later.
Cancer is a big detour—and the choices you have to make as you navigate this unexpected path are not easy. Let SpringCreek Fertility walk with you as you make them.
Chemotherapy and radiation can damage testes and reduce or stop sperm production. Hormone therapy for prostate cancer often hampers sperm production, and having a testicle removed can also lower sperm count. Surgery of the prostate, bladder, large intestine, spine, or rectum may damage nerves and limit or prevent ejaculation.
How oncofertility treatment works
Many women who have been diagnosed with cancer, especially those 37 years old or younger, are good candidates for oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing. Egg freezing involves retrieving 5-10 healthy eggs and storing them in liquid nitrogen. Later, when your body is ready, the eggs are fertilized and implanted in your uterus.