Oocyte Cryopreservation Program (OCP)

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The oocyte cryopreservation program (OCP) is reserved only for those patients that are faced with the struggle for survival against cancer during their reproductive years. In the past, preservation of their reproductive potential was either not addressed or the measures that were taken were ineffective. Most of the women that undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy did not recover their reproductive potential, even though they might recover menstrual function. In vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), following these treatment modalities, has dismal resuts. OCP at START is a safe technique and offers a glimpse of hope to those women who would like to preserve their reproductive potential.