Questions to ask
*Type of cancer *Stage *Treatment plan 1. Surgery 2. Chemotherapy 3. Bone marrow transplant 4. Radiotherapy 5. Hormonal treatment *Is Preservation of fertility suitable for me?
Ask for a referral letter Obtain medical records; surgery records pathology records Other tests; ER, PR, her2/neu, BRCA general medical tests
Fertility Preservation Specialist
*How is cancer treatment expected to impact future m fertility? *What are the suitable options for preservation of fertility? Embryo freezing Oocyte freezing Ovarian tissue freezing Others Combination *Is it safe? *What to do with the frozen embryos, eggs or tissue after cure *What is the success rate for my options
Blood work; FSH, estradiol, AMH, Ultrasound Semen analysis Other general tests required for IVF Referral for genetic counseling Co-ordinate preservation plan with oncologist
How to deal with stresses of treatment
Make an appointment
Help with referral Help with medications
e.g. fertilehope.org livestrong.org youngsurvival.org lbbc.org
Things to do
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