Cancer can develop at any age. Thanks to the advances in medicine, today it does not mean giving up the possibility of being a mother.
Fertility in women receiving cancer treatment may decrease due to various factors: type and dose of medications used, type of cancer, age, among others.
There are fertility preservation techniques before going on the treatment for cancer. For example, cryopreservation of oocytes. It is done through the vitrification technique to keep eggs in the same conditions as when they were preserved. Once the disease has been overcome and the person is ready to become a mother, they are thawed, inseminated and the embryos are subsequently transferred into the woman.
Another option is the cryopreservation of embryos. In other words, the eggs obtained are fertilized and the embryos are frozen.
Dr. Jaime Seminario
Gynecologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma