Oncofertility

Improving the Quality of Life with Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients……..

                                                            ~An option to continue your legacy

 Most of the people have the misconception that only older

age group people tend to develop CANCER.  But the answer is a big NO

 

Cancer has now become a major health problem affecting millions of people globally. But the scariest part is, for over the past decade the prevalence of cancer among the young and reproductive age group have started increasing. Either cancer develops in the reproductive age group or it tends to occur in the reproductive tract of younger age group. Usually the cancer treatment like chemotherapy or radiation therapy tends to pose a threat to the reproductive organs and result in sterility.

But the good news is with newer advancement in technology it is now possible to increase the survival rate and the quality of life in these young cancer patients. Studies have shown that the younger people with cancer have a better survival rate of up to 80%-90%, upon early detection of cancer.

In recent times, with the use of less gonadotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and more focused radiation therapy, fertility can be preserved in most of the cases. Apart from these, assisted reproductive technology can provide with much newer and promising fertility preservation options before or even after cancer treatment.

So, it is high time to create awareness about the fertility preservation, impart knowledge and highlight the available options of the better reproductive life among the cancer patients.

 

Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients

                            Female                                Male

 

·       Egg Freezing

 

·       Sperm/Semen Freezing
·       Embryo Freezing

 

·       Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)
·       Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation

(followed by Auto transplant or    In vivo growth)

 

·       Microscopic Testicular Sperm Extraction (Onco TESE)
·       In Vitro Maturation (IVM)

 

·       Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation
·       Ovarian Transposition

 

·       In Vitro Maturation of Spermatid

 

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