When patients are diagnosed with serious health conditions like cancer, their ability to have children after undergoing treatment can be a big concern. If you are planning to start a family or have more children once you are well, it is important to take steps. Talk to your cancer specialist and to Dr Talha Shawaf at our clinic regarding ways to preserve your fertility as soon as possible following your diagnosis.
The advances in freezing embryos and in particular eggs with the use of vitrification (rapid freezing) has made fertility preservation more accessible to both single women and women with a partner, and has made eggs (oocytes) and embryo freezing an established treatment option for many women with cancer and those who are concerned for their fertility. For both groups of women we will offer the best advice available and independent counselling on what you want to achieve. It is only when you are sure of your decision and you are safe to proceed that treatment will go ahead. We understand that in many instances this needs to be accomplished in a very short period of time.
Dr Shawaf has worked with a variety of individuals and couples to help safeguard their future fertility using a range of techniques, including egg freezing, embryo freezing and sperm freezing. Our patients range from those who are looking to overcome the fertility complications caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, to those with pre-existing medical conditions or a family history of early menopause.
Dr Talha Shawaf also offers fertility preservation for young women who don’t want to have a baby yet, and who want to ensure that they can conceive when they are ready, regardless of their biological clock. With many years of experience in advising women on fertility preservation, you can trust Dr Shawaf and the team at Harley Street Reproductive Medicine to provide the honest and impartial advice that you are looking for regarding all of your available options.
We have particular experience of working with both male and female cancer patients who are looking to protect their future chances of conceiving following treatment. We understand how difficult it can be to face such a serious health challenge, and will carefully explain all of the options available to you to ensure that you are making the right decision for both your future fertility and your health.
To learn more about the fertility preservation techniques used by Harley Street Reproductive Medicine, contact us today on 020 3837 3855 or complete our online enquiry form.