Preserving Your Fertility
You can remember the day so clearly. Your alarm rang at 6 a.m. and before your feet hit the floor, you knew it was going to be a rough day. On the way to the doctor’s office, your knuckles turned white from clutching the steering wheel too hard.
Your doctor shared the news with you—you have cancer. Your mind immediately starts spitting out questions. What is radiation going to be like? How long does chemotherapy last? Will all of my hair fall out?
And then one questions hits you and just sits in your stomach—what happens to my chances of being able to conceive a child?
Cancer treatments can severely affect fertility for people who want to have children. But that is why IVFNJ is here to help. At IVFNJ, we offer fertility preservation, which gives you the ability to retain your fertility or the ability to procreate. Throughout this bog, we will discuss fertility preservation and how it can affect your ability to create a family.
IVFNJ and Fertility Preservation
Fertility preservation is a new field of medicine that was developed to help women, men, and children overcome the complications that are associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This can help patients with non-cancerous conditions as well, including: Turner’s syndrome, Lupus, a family history of early menopause, and ovarian cysts. All of these non-cancerous conditions can benefit from fertilization preservation treatments.
There are multiple methods that can help with the fertility preservation process. One of these methods is semen cryopreservation. Semen cryopreservation preserves sperm cells. The sperm can be stored for years and can be used for artificial insemination at a later date. This procedure can be used for men who are suffering from cancer and are about to face radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Another method that helps retain fertility is the cryopreservation of ovarian tissues. With this method, a part of the ovary is frozen and preserved for a later date. When ready, the tissue can then be thawed and implanted near the fallopian where it starts producing new eggs and normal conception can occur.
Both semen cryopreservation and the cryopreservation of ovarian tissues keep conception as an option, even after the battles of cancer or other conditions. Our team at IVFNJ is here to help you achieve your dreams of parenthood—learn more about fertility preservation today.
More Information about Fertility Preservation
If you have questions about fertility preservation and what we do at IVFNJ, then do not hesitate to contact us. During a consultation, we can sit down with you and discuss all of your options when it comes to preserving your fertility. We will do as much as possible to help bring a child into your arms.
At IVFNJ, you and your family are our main concerns, and we will help you to feel comfortable with all of the procedures that we offer. Learn more today.
• IVFNJ. Fertility Preservation. http://www.ivfnj.com/other-infertility-services/
• WebMD. Breast Cancer and Fertility Preservation. http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/features/how-breast-cancer-affects-fertility?page=2