Fertility preservation for cancer can protect your dream of a family
When facing a cancer diagnosis, many thoughts and worries race through your mind. Not being able to have a family in the future shouldn’t be one of them. Midwest Fertility Specialists (MFS) offers fertility preservation for cancer. Let our Indiana fertility experts use oncofertility services to protect your ability to grow your family in the future.
Exploring your options for oncofertility
Cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are lifesaving. However, they can damage both male and female fertility. Thankfully, our Indiana fertility experts offer many types of fertility preservation for cancer to preserve eggs, sperm and embryos for the future.
- Sperm freezing requires you to provide one or more semen samples. Our andrologists will then perform a semen analysis to assess the quality and quantity of your sperm. The goal is to ensure you’ll have set aside enough sperm for future pregnancy attempts using intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
- Egg freezing involves taking medications to stimulate egg production and then retrieving the eggs that develop. From there, our embryologists will freeze and store the high-quality eggs for future use. When you’re ready to use your eggs, our team will thaw them, fertilize them with sperm and then transfer a resulting embryo to your uterus.
- Embryo freezing is much like egg freezing. However, it involves fertilizing your eggs with sperm and then freezing the embryos. This option is ideal if you have a partner who you’d like to have children with.
You can feel confident when you move forward with fertility preservation. Your reproductive material can be safely stored for years and even decades, allowing you to use it when the time is right.
When to consider fertility preservation for cancer
For the best results, our Indiana fertility experts recommend moving forward with fertility preservation as soon as you receive a cancer diagnosis. In fact, we can expedite your treatment if you tell our office that you have such a diagnosis.
If you cannot wait to begin your treatment, we may be able to freeze your genetic material during or even after cancer treatment. Our team can perform fertility testing to determine whether enough high-quality eggs or sperm are present to make this a possibility.
If you’re ready to move forward with fertility preservation for cancer, contact us to schedule an appointment. Let us know about your diagnosis so that we begin working with you as soon as possible.