Is egg retrieval an option for cancer patients?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 11/30/2016

Yes, fertility preservation is a very suitable option for women who are starting cancer treatment. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy may affect a woman’s overall fertility and ovarian function, hindering her chances of becoming pregnant naturally in the future.

For this reason, undergoing egg retrieval to have your oocytes harvested and then cryopreserved is strongly advisable, as it will allow you to become pregnant in the future if you wish so.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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