Unfortunately, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other interventions can significantly damage ovarian function, making fertility preservation critical for patients who may want to have a family in the future. For patients dealing with any indications of cancer, speaking with a fertility specialist and cryopreserving eggs can be crucial for future use. Cancer patients can usually be seen within 24-48 hours by a fertility specialists and their case expedited so both a fertility preservation cycle and subsequent cancer treatment can be completed in a timely manner.
For anyone planning to undergo egg freezing for cancer treatment-related loss of fertility, be sure to coordinate care with the oncologist and your reproductive endocrinologist. In some cases, cancer treatment may need to be prioritized over fertility preservation.
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