Cancer treatments relatively impact the fertility of patient

date

06-Feb-2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 6, 2020: Although some treatments have little to no effect on the reproductive health of a patient, in certain other cases, cancer treatments are likely to impair the ovaries or testes, causing temporary or permanent infertility.

Hence it is essential for patients to consult their oncologists or other treating doctors on the long-term impact such treatments can have on their reproductive function, and their chances of having children.

Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Consultant at Fakih IVF said, “As cancer treatments can impact a patient’s fertility, they need to discuss the various fertility preservation options with their doctor beforehand, understand the risks involved with such treatments and the costs associated with them. Besides chemotherapy, doctors must brief patients regarding the various surgical or radiation therapies, and the impact each of these could have on the reproductive health.”

Dr. Hussein Kandil, Specialist Urology at Fakih IVF said, “By the time cancer treatment ends, the recovery of the reproductive function is unpredictable, as it depends on the type and duration of therapy given. Additionally, in male patients even if the sperm numbers have not dramatically declined, other parameters may get undoubtedly altered e.g. DNA-integrity which determines the potency of sperm function, hence it is advised to postpone pregnancy for some time until full recovery of the testis.”

The risk of infertility highly depends on the type and dosage of medication used. In women, age is also a contributing factor, especially as older women have fewer eggs increasing their chances of becoming infertile after the treatment. Hence in such cases women consider several fertility preservation options. Some of the most common procedures include egg or embryo freezing, a procedure involving the isolation of mature eggs from the ovary for future use. Patients opting for this procedure must consult with their oncologist regarding the safety of the procedure and the number of cycles of stimulation required before the cancer treatment.

“Depending on the number of eggs or embryos frozen in the first cycle, doctors can suggest the need of undergoing more cycles. One must remember that freezing more eggs increases the chances of conceiving in the future,” said Dr Chawla.

Men battling cancer are also looking at options that can increase their chances of having a child despite battling the disease. Fertility preservation for men includes collecting and freezing their semen prior to the cancer treatment. The sperm can then be thawed and used to fertilize eggs of the partner when considering starting a family.

As fertility preservation is increasingly becoming common among individuals battling life threatening diseases, it is imperative to consult your healthcare practitioner seeking the ideal treatment option before proceeding with the surgery.
 

Latest Press Releases

New product to satisfy health and wellness-conscious consumer demands

..

13-Feb-2020

Expected to result in a total investment of US $835 Million

..

11-Feb-2020

Event launched by His Excellency Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment...

..

13-Feb-2020

Audience came forward to build a knowledge-driven society.

..

17-Feb-2020

More productivity, new skills, and better relationships are the most popular resolutions this year

..

17-Feb-2020

Over 100 Brazilian companies will throw the spotlight on items including beef, poultry and fruits

..

13-Feb-2020


Most Viewed Recent Press Releases

Fashion comes home - BurJuman launches its new exclusive destination, with a catwalk of niche contemporary ...

[1821 views]

The British curriculum school is located in Al Barsha South

[1623 views]

Will make Classrooms Conducive and Learning Collaborative

[1614 views]

Edutainment culture camp ran from December 22 – 29

[1542 views]

Amr Diab, Robbie Williams and Prateek Kuhad, included in packed calendar of concerts taking place this ...

[1440 views]

University’s Careers and Employability Service, enhances skills and employment opportunities for students...

[1425 views]


Related Links_


Google ADS

Other Info_

..

Health Care

Multi Specialty medical facilities, government hospitals & private clinics

..

Education

Nurseries, Kindergardens, Schools, Colleges, Universities & Higher Education

..

Popular Restaurants

Dining in Dubai - selection of restaurants where you can relax & enjoy a variety of cuisines of choice

Jobs at Dubai_

Find latest Dubai Jobs & Vacancies from placement agencies, employers & recruitment consultants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & other Emirates in UAE.

Dubai Tours & Packages_

Book quality Dubai tours, best Dubai holiday packages with visas & Dubai hotel booking with special offers & discounts

-->

Subscribe_

Warnning

Unsupported Browser

This website includes CSS elements that your browser does not support. Please upgrade your browser to a current version, then come back and try again.

Upgrade your Browser for more experience

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge