Fertility Preservation Program
Uniting clinical care with fundamental discovery in the reproductive sciences
Cancer survival rates have increased steadily in recent years, particularly among younger patients; yet the more aggressive forms of treatment that have made this possible often compromise a cancer patient's ability to have biological children in the following years. Emerging reproductive technologies offer new options at the time of diagnosis.
In most cases, decisions should be made before treatment begins. The Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator works with Lurie Cancer Center physicians and reproductive specialists to help patients explore the issues, understand available options, and provide referrals. To schedule a consultation, please contact 866-708-3378 (FERT); 312-503-FERT or email@example.com.
To find additional information on the fertility options for patients at Northwestern, please visit the Oncofertility Consortium.
Find answers to cancer-related fertility questions, guidance on talking to physicians about fertility concerns, and assistance in finding a local fertility preservation specialist at MyOncofertility.org.
For fertility preservation information in Spanish visit es.myoncofertility.org.
The Lurie Cancer Center is one of six institutions within the U.S. that has been designated a Center of Excellence by The Fertile Hope Organization for actively addressing the reproductive needs of cancer patients and survivors.
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- Northwestern University Oncofertility Consortium is Paving the Way for Fertility Preservation
- Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Discusses Having a Baby After Cancer, Women's Health