Cancer Fertility Preservation
Cancer Fertility Preservation at
Birla Fertility & IVF
Treatments for cancer including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical interventions as well as certain cancers are known to directly impact fertility by harming ovarian, testicular, and uterine function. Fortunately, advancements in the field of fertility medicine and assisted reproductive technology now allows us to effectively preserve fertility in men and women through their treatments.
At Birla Fertility & IVF, we offer a complete range of fertility preservation procedures. Our team works in close partnership with the primary cancer care team to develop the most suitable treatment plan while avoiding any potential delays to the planned cancer treatment.
Cancer Fertility Preservation Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as certain cancers itself are known to have a severe impact on ovarian function as well as sperm function. Fertility preservation procedures can help the patient use assisted reproductive technology to protect their ability to have children in such situations.
Egg freezing, embryo freezing, ovarian cortex freezing, sperm freezing, single sperm cell vitrification and testicular tissue freezing are currently being used for cancer patients based on suitability of the procedure.
Ovarian cortex freezing and testicular tissue freezing are offered for prepubescent cancer patients. These procedures are experimental however, they have shown promise.
These procedures use liquid nitrogen to rapidly freeze the samples (egg, embryo, sperm, testicular tissue or ovarian cortex tissue). The frozen samples are then stored in special vials and stored in liquid nitrogen in a state of suspended animation till they need to be used in fertility treatments.
The doctors and support staff are very nice and polite. They always made us comfortable and feel positive. Even during COVID, I could undergo my IVF treatments with almost no fear as they took a lot of steps to keep us safe. Dr Prachi is very sweet and helpful.
Manju and Om
We decided to go for only one embryo implantation and freeze the remaining two. We came to BFI for our next attempt at pregnancy. Really liked the facility, it is quite comfortable and clean. The process was also very smooth. We hardly had to wait, and the doctors and staff were very friendly and supportive. Very happy with the care.
Rashmi and Dheeraj
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