Add a Fertility Specialist to your Medical Team after a Cancer Diagnosis
A cancer diagnosis means making decisions—quickly and decisively—that will save your life. You will choose highly skilled specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgical oncologists, to manage your cancer care. There is an additional team member you should consider adding if you want to start a family after cancer: a fertility specialist.
Reproductive endocrinologists like Dr. Mark Rispler at Innovative Fertility Center quickly act after a cancer diagnosis to protect future fertility, which is at risk when radiation and chemotherapy begins.
What is fertility preservation?
Fertility treatment involves harvesting sperm, eggs and embryos. With fertility preservation, genetic materials are frozen, or cryopreserved, and stored for future use.
The Innovative Fertility Center support staff expedites cases of fertility preservation, fast-tracking the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process to avoid interfering with cancer treatment schedules. Dr. Rispler works with oncologists to preserve the life of cancer patients and the children they hope to have one day.
Don’t give up on getting pregnant one day, even if you are undergoing fertility-threatening cancer treatment, or treatment for non-cancerous diseases like lupus or Turner syndrome. Contact Innovative Fertility Center for more information about fertility preservation.