Cancer-Related Fertility Preservation

With today's breakthroughs in cancer treatments, a high percentage of people younger than age 45 are making full recoveries.

Though cancer treatments save lives, they can affect fertility.

Proven Fertility Preservation Therapies

To improve your chances of having a child, talk with a fertility physician about preservation options before your cancer treatments begin.

Our fertility specialists offer a range of advanced preservation options and, just as important, timely access to therapies when days can be critical.

Among the proven fertility preservation therapies available at UTSW are:

  • Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation)
  • Emergency IVF for embryo banking.

Some experimental techniques such as in vitro oocyte maturation are currently under development.

Same- or Next-Day Appointments

Our fertility physicians are available daily for cancer-related fertility referrals and can see you within 24 to 48 hours of calls, often beginning fertility preservation therapies right away.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Our fertility physicians work in tandem with specialists in related fields, collaborating, for example, with gynecologic oncology physicians on surgical techniques to limit radiation doses to the ovaries, a procedure known as ovarian transposition.

On one campus, UTSW encompasses all aspects of the most advanced cancer treatments available anywhere and is an invaluable resource for proven fertility preservation therapies.