Being challenged by infertility can be stressful and discouraging, negatively impacting every aspect of your life, your career and your relationship. Infertility can result in feelings of isolation, vulnerability and hopelessness that affect every aspect of your life. We are sensitive to your needs during this turbulent time, and our empathetic team of professionals will nurture you throughout the process.
We provide a broad-based matrix of supporting professionals – experienced counselors, therapists, acupuncturists, masseuses, and yoga experts – who will compassionately and wisely work their mind-body magic to foster the ideal state of relaxation for your conception.
Cancer & Fertility
Treatments utilizing chemotherapy or radiation may cause infertility; the specific effects depend on the range and gravity of the particular regimen of treatment.
To maintain your fertility options, we offer an array of options:
In this process, mature eggs are removed during an IVF process, combined with sperm in the laboratory and the resultant embryo is stored until the cancer has been proven to be in remission.
Single women who do not wish to use donor sperm may choose to have their eggs frozen until the appropriate time when treatment is concluded.
Embryo Transfer with Donor Eggs
If a woman has diminished ovarian function after cancer treatment she may choose to combine her partner’s sperm with a donor egg, so the resulting fertilized embryo may then be implanted in the patient’s uterus.
We value your interest and we are committed to helping you throughout your experience.
Below are some helpful educational resources from a variety of medical societies and organizations.
- American Board of Bioanalysis www.aab.org
- American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology www.abog.org
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists www.acog.org
- In Vitro Fertilization(IVF) One Stop Resources www.ivfauthority.com/
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine www.asrm.org
- Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility www.socrei.org
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies www.sart.org
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- To follow, to the best of your ability, any agreed on treatment plan.
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