Cancer & Fertility preservation
A cancer diagnosis may not immediately lead to thoughts about preserving one’s fertility. But, if you’re a woman of childbearing age or a man who is concerned about his future ability to become a father, it is important to understand that the treatments that help fight cancer may also affect your ability to have children.
Fertility Preservation at PGD IVF Dubai
Sperm Freezing: Sperm may be frozen and “banked” for future use. It is strongly recommended that sperm is collected prior to initiation of treatment because the quality of the sample and sperm DNA integrity may be compromised even after a single treatment session. Even if your Sperm Count is low or you only have time to make one deposit, Sperm Banking may still be worthwhile. Once the sperm is frozen, there is no set time limit as to how long it can remain frozen until it is used.
Egg Freezing: Egg freezing is now a very good option for unmarried women. At New Hope Gynaecology and Fertility Hospital, we have an excellent Egg Vitrification Program and our pregnancy rates after egg freezing are comparable to fresh eggs. The process requires hormonal stimulation to retrieve your eggs and takes two to six weeks.
Fertility Preservation Options after Treatment
it is ideal to bank sperms before treatment. But, if you have not been able to do that, and if you are still producing sperms after treatment, you should talk to your doctor about how long you should wait for sperm banking after radiation or chemotherapy.
Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing and Ovarian Tissue Freezing are usually thought of as pre-treatment options. They can also be done after cancer treatment. If you are fertile, but worried that you might go into early menopause before you are ready to start a family, you may want to preserve your fertility after treatment.