Planning ahead can really pay off.
A teenager diagnosed with leukemia was advised to save his sperm before undergoing his cancer treatment. Now, 22 years later, he and his wife are parents thanks to this forethought. For patients newly diagnosed with cancer, there is an organization which provides information regarding fertility options.
Many patients are referred to me for guidance after finding out they have cancer. Often, after learning about their options, they end up saving their sperm or embryos so that they can have children in the future. While some patients will need these preparations in order to conceive, there have been other patients who make these arrangements, but then end up getting pregnant on their own afterwards.