Whether you wish to freeze your eggs, embryos, or sperm prior to oncology treatment, the IVF team at the Fertility Institute of Hawaii can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Please contact our office at 808-545-2800.
Here at the Fertility Institute of Hawaii, we are honored to provide oncology patients with options to preserve their fertility prior to undergoing cancer treatment. Research studies have shown that many cancer-treating therapies such as certain types of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation may negatively affect reproductive tissues (sperm and eggs) in both males and females.
Females may choose to preserve eggs or embryos (fertilized eggs). Patients with a cancer diagnosis can either be referred by their oncologist, or contact us directly to request a consultation. We like to see our oncologic patients as soon as possible after their diagnosis, and aim to consult with them 24-48 hours after receiving a referral or contact from the patient.
The entire process for egg or embryo freezing can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks depending on when during the menstrual cycle treatment is started, and how quickly chemotherapy/radiation must commence. During a patient’s treatment cycle, the staff at the Fertility Institute of Hawaii remains in frequent contact with her oncology team to ensure that fertility treatment does interfere with cancer treatment.
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