Cancer and Egg Freezing
However, the timing can be different. Collecting eggs for embryo cryopreservation typically takes several days or weeks, depending on where a woman is in her menstrual cycle. Injectable hormone medications are given for females when they are safe to give. For egg cryopreservation, the time of the menstrual cycle is not as important. For both procedures, a catheter is put through the upper part of the vagina and into the ovary to collect the eggs.
Women who become infertile after cancer treatment are often counseled to opt for donor egg to become pregnant. This is a serious contemplation. If you have a known risk factor considering egg freezing before anything in your health changes (and in many cases a risk is just that…it’s not a final health diagnosis)
Be proactive. Ladies, be smart about this option which is available to you. Science is advancing so quickly.