Breast Cancer and Egg Freezing
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The incidence of women developing breast cancer during their childbearing years is increasing. Breast cancer and chemotherapy affect a woman’s fertility. Chemotherapy can sometimes cause immediate or delayed infertility.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer you should not worry about your chances of getting pregnant and bearing children. Multiple studies show that freezing embryos and/or eggs prior to undergoing chemotherapy have allowed women to get pregnant and carry their pregnancies to term without complications.
The egg freezing treatment has to occur before chemotherapy as both chemotherapy and radiation therapy damage the quality of the eggs and increase the risk of infertility.
The egg freezing process starts on the second or third day of the menstruation cycle.
It involves a regimen of fertility medications to stimulate egg production.
The egg retrieval procedure only takes about 15 minutes and is done under sedation.
The collected eggs are analyzed and undergo vitrification (flash freezing process). By doing so the eggs are stored safely until you are ready to get pregnant.
When the time comes, the eggs are defrosted and fertilized in order to obtain embryos which will be transferred to the uterus in order to achieve pregnancy.
Fakih IVF offers the alternate option of natural cycle IVF which does not involve hormones depending on the screening results.
Breast cancer should never and will never stop you from achieving your dream of motherhood thanks to Fakih IVF’s fertility preservation solutions.
For any queries related to fertility preservation, contact us by calling 24958588.