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Fertility Preservation

The caring staff of Northern California Fertility Medical Center is committed to educating and assisting all cancer patients and those wanting greater control over their future fertility success regarding their fertility preservation options.

Every year over 120,000 reproductive-aged men and women are newly diagnosed with cancer. Great strides in cancer research and treatment will allow many of these patients to survive their disease and live a long and healthy life. However, an unavoidable side effect of potentially life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or reproductive tract surgery is often the loss of ovarian or testicular function, leading to infertility.

We work in conjunction with the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Fertile Hope to provide cost effective options for fertility preservation, and to direct patients and their families toward outreach programs to assist them as they deal with their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Since our beginning in 1992, we have provided sperm banking services for male cancer patients from the Central Valley to the Oregon border. We have recently added sperm banking services for active military members who are preparing for deployment.

Egg freezing for women is an increasingly popular option for women wanting to maintain control of their future fertility. We offer several options for female fertility preservation. IVF with embryo freezing is a well-established option that has provided successful outcomes for decades.  NCFMC is one of a few select IVF centers to secure an IRB approved study on egg freezing for future fertility. Advances in reproductive medicine have given hope for the long-term reproductive potential of cancer patients.

We care about the quality of life beyond the diagnosis of cancer. Our compassionate staff members understand the concerns of cancer patients and their families, and are eager to work with them to present all available resources prior to cancer treatment. Our staff is here to provide support, education and reassurance 365 days a year. If you are a cancer patient or family member, please call us for information to help you weigh all the options.