Oncofertility counts on a multidisciplinary team of physicians,
psychologists, nurses, biochemists, and embryologists.
Our professionals have had their training in several renowned
centers in Brazil and abroad, with several publications in
magazines and reference books in the area.
It was established to preserve the cancer diagnosed patients’ fertility
who need to undergo cancer treatments, allowing to make the
dream of having a child come true in the future.
Doctor in charge:
Dr. Alberto Stein - CRM 19.575
Serviço de Oncofertilidade do Centro de Reprodução Humana Insemine - Porto Alegre - RS
does chemotherapy affect fertility?
Some drugs can lead to total absence of sperm, which may be transitory
Some drugs may lead to genetic abnormalities of sperm
(high sperm DNA fragmentation index) - which can prevent the formation
of the embryo and / or fixation in the uterus. In addition, it increases
the chance of premature abortions.
Some drugs can lead to premature ovarian failure or early menopause
(which can also occur in young girls).
How does Radiation affect fertility?
Sperm cell formation can be affected by radiation therapy decreasing
their number. This side effect may persist for up to 5 years after
completion of treatment until it gets back to pretreatment condition.
Radiation therapy can cause irreversible damage to the ovaries,
followed by ovarian failure;
Radiation therapy can decrease the volume
of the uterine cavity and the blood flow, which may explain abortions
within this group of patients.
To understand how cancer treatment such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy,
or surgery can impact your fertility;
To understand how we can look after and preserve fertility before
starting specific cancer treatment;
To understand how depression that affects cancer-diagnosed patients
can affect logical thinking (I'll cure the disease / I must have quality
of life afterwards / I will be able to have children);
To understand that the whole process will not delay or interfere
with the cancer treatment;
To understand how the assisted reproduction techniques may help
people to have children in the future;
To understand how, even after a treated cancer, the person can make
the most beautiful dream of having a child come true.
How do we preserve fertility?
There are basic precautions that can help preserve your fertility:
Do not use drugs.
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