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. 

For Women

Chemotherapy and radiation often damage or destroy ovaries and eggs, prompt early menopause, or harm the pelvic region, increasing your chances of miscarriage or premature birth.

For Men

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

SpringCreek’s reproductive specialists will work closely with your oncology team to create a fertility preservation strategy that fits your circumstances and cancer treatment plan.

For Women

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.

For Men

For most men who have been diagnosed with cancer, the best fertility preservation options are sperm banking, in which a donated semen sample is frozen for future use, and testicular sperm extraction, in which the sperm is surgically retrieved and frozen.

Financing Options

You may be eligible for a fertility medication grant from Fertile Hope, a program of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. SpringCreek also has created programs and partnerships to help make fertility preservation accessible.

Grow your family with SpringCreek.

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Dear SpringCreek Family and Friends:

Unfortunately, COVID cases are on the rise.

As of March 1, 2022, here are the updated COVID guidelines:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, everyone must wear a mask inside the building.
  • Temperature and COVID status should be reported for each SpringCreek associate, patient, and visitor.
  • Patients should remain in their car until a SpringCreek associate calls them in for their appointment. The check-in person will call patients in accordance with appointment times while maintaining appropriate spacing in the waiting room and based on the needs of the office. Please contact our office for special arrangements, as there is limited capacity in the waiting room.

SpringCreek Fertility will continue to revise our policy to ensure we are parallel to the CDC recommendations.

Feel free to call our office at 937-458-5084 if you have any questions or concerns.

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