Onco-Fertility: Preserving Fertility Before Cancer Treatment
What is Onco-Fertility?
Onco-fertility is an interdisciplinary field of medicine that focuses on fertility preservation options for individuals who are facing cancer treatment or other medical conditions that may impact their fertility.
Why is Onco-Fertility Important?
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can have negative effects on a person’s reproductive system, leading to infertility or premature menopause. Onco-fertility provides many options for individuals undergoing cancer treatment to preserve their fertility and increase their chances of having biological children in the future.
Fertility Preservation Options
There are several fertility preservation options available for individuals facing cancer treatment, including:
- Oocyte Cryopreservation (Egg Freezing)
- Sperm Cryopreservation (Sperm Freezing)
- Embryo Cryopreservation
- Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation
- GnRH Agonist Treatment
Each option has its own benefits and limitations, and the choice of which option to pursue depends on various factors such as age, gender, cancer type, and treatment plan.
Onco-Fertility and Ethics
Onco-fertility raises ethical considerations such as informed consent, the allocation of resources, and the potential risks and benefits of fertility preservation. It is important for healthcare providers to discuss these issues with patients and provide them with all the necessary information to make informed decisions about their care.
Onco-fertility is a rapidly growing field that offers hope to individuals facing cancer treatment or other medical conditions that may affect their fertility. With the help of fertility preservation options, they can take control of their reproductive health and plan for a future where they can start a family.
Onco fertility links between oncology and the reproductive potential of cancer patients, and so we offer a regular clinic for our international consultant and researcher Dr. Hatem Abdelazim, together with the gynacologist.
This clinic is special for our young ladies to discuss :
- possible ways of preserving fertility
- Pregnancy after tumor treatment
- Tumors during the pregnancy period
- Family history of breast cancer
- Breast tumors at a young age (under 45 years)