Oncofertility bridges oncology and reproductive research to explore and expand options for the reproductive future of cancer survivors. It was coined in 2006, by Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff at the Oncofertility Consortium. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, may destroy a person’s ability to have children later in life, and oncofertility research focuses on increasing fertility preservation options. As cancer survivorship increases, the preservation of fertility becomes a critically important topic to patients and their families. The ability to easily preserve fertility prior to cancer treatment can provide hope at the time of diagnosis for families later in life.
Barbados Fertility Center’s Egg Freezing programme can assist patients in preserving fertility prior to cancer treatment. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.