When you’re undergoing cancer treatment, sometimes there is an impact on your sexual health and fertility. For some people going through cancer treatment, there is a decrease or change in sexual desire and/or functioning as a side effect of the cancer treatment. Our experienced team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is here to help.
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation are the most common causes of permanent infertility in young patients. Recent advances in fertility preservation are offering more options for both male and female patients. The services we offer include:
- In-vitro fertilization (IVR) and embryo banking
- Egg banking
- Sperm banking
- Men about to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer
- Men about to undergo surgery that could affect future fertility
- Men with decreased sperm counts due to illness or other conditions
- Men with other concerns about future fertility
One service that our sexual health team offers is male fertility preservation, which is the process of obtaining and preserving sperm from a man who may wish to father a healthy child in the future, but whose sperm are at risk for loss or damage due to cancer or cancer treatment.
Male Fertility Preservation
We recommend fertility preservation for the following cancer patients:
Specialized Support for Cancer Patients
You will begin by meeting with an expert who specializes in people undergoing cancer treatment and how your sexual health may change due to cancer or cancer treatment. They will ask you questions about your diagnosis, treatment, and any concerns you may have. Your specialist will formulate a customized treatment plan to address your needs and goals.