Your first step is to locate a fertility clinic or reproductive endocrinologist experienced in egg freezing. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer or another disease in which the treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, or medication) harms ovarian function, discuss oocyte cryopreservation with your doctor or oncologist. She or he should be able to refer you for a ‘fast track’ egg freezing and connect you to a reputable cryopreservation clinic.
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Fertility Preservation Articles
For women diagnosed with cancer that may affect their fertility, there is hope: Fertile Hope.
Founded in 2001 by Lindsay Nohr Beck, and now a national LIVESTRONG initiative, Fertile Hope offers discounted treatment and free donated medication for egg freezing and embryo freezing via their financial assistance program. Sperm banking services are also available to male patients.
It is estimated that more than 1,000 births worldwide have been reported using frozen eggs since 1986, most of which have been in the last few years thanks to advancing egg freezing technologies.
Fertility Preservation Videos
If you've been diagnosed with cancer, fertility preservation should be an important component of your treatment plan. Dr. Mazen Abdallah of Houston Fertility Institute reminds women with cancer how important it is to preserve their fertility and the ways in which they should do so.