Fertility preservation techniques have been developed with the purpose of helping women, men and children overcome the complications of infertility associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. IVF NJ utilizes established procedures including egg and embryo freezing, ovarian stimulation techniques, and semen freezing for cancer patients.
IVF NJ’s fertility preservation program is intended for those women and men who are diagnosed with cancer and are concerned about preserving their future fertility. Prior to scheduling an initial appointment with IVF NJ, all patients are asked to provide medical records specific to their diagnosis and care, complete the online patient portal. In addition, please print and complete the attached Cancer Fertility Preservation Form. Our team will review the information during your visit and provide a timely treatment plan for you.
IVFNJ has joined Fertile Hope as a Sharing Hope center. Through the IVFNJ fertility preservation program, the center is offering a new affordable option designed to help women who have been diagnosed with cancer and will be receiving treatment (chemotherapy or radiation) that could adversely affect their future fertility. Many reproductive-aged women with newly diagnosed cancer, who have not completed their childbearing, may choose to preserve their fertility. The physicians at IVFNJ work with local oncologists in a team approach to inform cancer patients about the effects of cancer treatment on future fertility at the time of cancer diagnosis. A timely consult may be arranged with one of the IVFNJ physicians to discuss fertility preservation options available to the patient. Several options are available to help preserve fertility in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The most appropriate option will be based on the patient’s age, cancer diagnosis, type of chemotherapy, the time available before chemotherapy begins, and family situation.
The fertility preservation program at IVFNJ allows women to freeze their eggs, or embryos (fertilized eggs), prior to the onset of cancer treatment, to attempt to become pregnant in the future. This process requires specialized ovarian stimulation protocols similar to those protocols used with in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. Fertility preservation treatment involves a 2 week time period for ovarian stimulation beginning with the onset of the patient’s menstrual cycle.
For those women who meet the criteria and have insurance coverage, IVFNJ will perform medical and professional services associated with the necessary IVF treatment at a substantially discounted rate. For those patients without coverage, the center will offer a steep discount for services. This will significantly reduce the financial commitment associated with egg/embryo freezing for couples faced with the challenge of cancer treatment.
Thank you for your interest in our fertility preservation program. We look forward to meeting you and helping you preserve your goal of having a family in the future.