FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Oncofertility allows men and women to preserve their fertility prior to cancer treatment.
Women and men of reproductive age who have been diagnosed with cancer face many decisions, including concerns regarding their fertility. Patients are often urged to immediately begin therapy to treat the malignancy. Many life-saving cancer therapies, including chemotherapy and radiation, may reduce or severely limit fertility by destroying sperm or eggs.
At RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth, we understand these challenges and work one-on-one with our patients to find the most appropriate and timely solutions available to get through these difficult decisions and help ensure that building a family is an option after cancer treatment.
There are many options available for our patients with cancer who want to preserve the ability to conceive. Sperm, eggs, and/or embryos from both male and female cancer patients may be cryopreserved prior to chemotherapy or radiation and used at a later time.
Patients may also consider using donor eggs, sperm, embryos, or a gestational carrier to conceive following cancer treatment. RMA has an excellent program in place for those patients who request or require donor services.
Medication Discount Programs
RMA is sensitive to the array of challenges a cancer diagnosis raises, including the financial implications of fertility preservation services.
We offer the following programs which provide discounted or free medications to cancer patients:
To learn more, please visit our Affording Care page.