Frequently Asked Questions


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Who can preserve their fertility?

Men and women of reproductive age can undergo fertility preservation. A man’s typical reproductive window is usually between puberty and when they experience a decline in the quantity and quality of their sperm. A woman’s typical reproductive window is between puberty and menopause.

What will be preserved?

A man would preserve his sperm and a woman would preserve her eggs. In the case of a couple, embryos (fertilized eggs) can be preserved.

How long can eggs, embryos and sperm remain viable while frozen?

Indefinitely - they will be available when the patient is ready to use them.

When should I preserve my fertility?

Your oncologist will work closely with your reproductive endocrinologist to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Preferably, preservation would occur before radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery and would not cause a delay in your cancer treatment.

How can Preserve Fertility help me thru this process

Preserve Fertility provides treatment and medication grants to patients diagnosed with cancer to help cover them afford fertility preservation. We also offer education and support throughout this difficult journey. Learn more about us.

I have been diagnosed with cancer and would like to preserve my fertility. What are my next steps?

Time is of the essence – please contact us immediately. We work with patients throughout the United States.

I would like to get involved with Preserve Fertility – How can I help?

Thank you and welcome aboard! We are completely powered by a passionate group of volunteers and donors. You can contact us about volunteer opportunities or donate.