Semen, Embryo & Egg Depository & Storage (SEEDS®)
When facing a cancer diagnosis, it is difficult for a patient to think of anything beyond treatment and survival. But more and more, men and women are realizing that there is another factor to consider: their fertility.
Whether or not the cancer affects the reproductive system directly (such as cervical or testicular cancer), radiation and chemotherapy treatments can have serious consequences on future fertility. DVIF&G’s team of experts consults with your oncologist and carefully crafts a plan to maintain your “link to life” by insuring your reproductive possibilities through our SEEDS program.
By working closely with your oncology team to determine specific fertility risks, DVIF&G coordinates the extraction and preservation of oocytes, sperm, and/or embryos, enabling you to concentrate on your wellness without having to worry about giving up your fertility future.
For the Female Patient
- Embryo Freezing
- Egg Freezing
- In Vitro Fertilization
- In Vitro Maturation
- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
- Third-Party Reproductive Services (Donor, Egg/Embryo/Sperm/Gestational Carrier)
- Psychological Counseling
- Nutritional Counseling
For the Male Patient
- Semen Analysis
- Semen Cryopreservation
- Cryopreservation of Testicular Tissue Biopsy
- Cryopreservation of Epididymal Aspirate
- Extended Cryo-Storage
- Comprehensive Fertility Treatments
Research thus far is reassuring, but the number of pregnancies and births studied after cancer treatment is still small. Please consult with your oncology team when considering conception and pregnancy after cancer.
DVIF&G is affiliated with Fertile Hope, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.