New Program Makes Fertility Preservation Standard of Care

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:01pm
Director of AYA Cancer Program

Prior to treatment, all patients will have access to in-house fertility counseling thanks to a new oncofertility program established by Roswell Park’s AYA Department, Buffalo IVF and the University at Buffalo.

We want every man and woman of reproductive age to get the necessary tools they need to plan for the future. We will educate patients on fertility risks and preservation options, and provide useful resources to help manage stress and financial burden.

Cervical cancer survivor Casey Accordino, 27, shares her experience with fertility preservation and some tips for fellow cancer patients. Watch the video above as she explains why it’s so crucial to make fertility a priority before treatment.

While we continue to formalize this program and establish a proper location for our patients and families, you can contact Roswell Park’s AYA Program at (716) 845-3513 to learn more or to schedule a consultation.

What Are Your Fertility Options?

There are several ways for men and women to preserve fertility before treatment. Here are a few options to consider and discuss during your consultation:

For Women

  • Embryo Freezing
  • Egg Freezing
  • Ovarian Tissue Freezing
  • Ovarian Transportation
  • Ovarian Suppression

For Men

  • Sperm Banking
  • Testicular Tissue Freezing
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction