The UCSF Fertility Preservation Programís team of
experienced and compassionate health care professionals
is focused on quickly providing you with the information you need so that you are fully informed of your fertility preservation options prior to cancer treatment.As a university-based program with a dedicated medical team that are at the forefront in preserving fertility along with one of the most highly-respected certified embryology laboratories in the nation, we are uniquely qualified to offer you the latest treatments in fertility preservation that offer you hope and safeguard your fertility so you can build a family when you are ready.
If you have a recent cancer diagnosis, we will see you within 24- 48 hours of that diagnosis. Please phone the UCSF Fertility Preservation Program directly at (415) 353-9115 to make an appointment.
Hallmarks of our comprehensive program include specialized training, compassionate support and individualized quality care. We offer a multidisciplinary approach that combines the expertise of board-certified reproductive endocrinologists who have sub-specialized in fertility preservation for cancer patients, a certified embryology lab staff with expertise in cryopreservation, specially-trained nurses, a psychologist, genetic counselor and a vast support team of caring administrative staff who can help you with other details including financing options.
All of this expertise is coupled with close and seamless collaboration with our patients’ cancer specialists no matter where they reside. We have existing relationships and work with oncologists in the Bay Area and throughout the nation who are aware of the necessity to collaborate quickly to manage your fertility preservation options so we can integrate your fertility preservation choices into the process of your cancer care.
At the UCSF Fertility Preservation Program, we understand that each patient’s situation is unique and create an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs. We preserve fertility in patients that have any cancer including breast, colon, head and neck, gynecological and hematological malignancies, as well as hereditary cancer syndromes, and other medical conditions. We partner with you so you can make the best decisions possible. Through education and counseling we encourage you to make active decisions about your fertility options rather than ignore and delay decisions that you must then face as an added consequence of your cancer diagnosis.
Kintalk@UCSF specialist speaks with UCSF REI nurse coordinator Audra Katz, RN about Lynch Syndrome and Fertility Preservation. Link to the podcast here. (Takes a moment to load.)
"What does it mean to "preserve one's fertility"? What are some of the reasons people choose to preserve their fertility? What are the different methods used by men and women? Is there a time frame in which a person must undergo these various procedures? Is there a time frame for when the eggs, embyos and/or sperm must be used? What are the costs of these technologies? Does insurance cover any portion of these services? Can you explain to our listeners, what is PGD and why might person with Lynch Syndrome consider PGD? How is it done? Are their risks?"
|The UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, located in Northern California's San Francisco Bay Area offers a comprehensive array of infertility evaluation and treatment options for both men and women. Our services include: Infertility Evaluation, Male Reproductive Health, Fertility Preservation, Reproductive Surgery, Tubal Reversal Surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Ovulation Induction, Donor Sperm Insemination, Egg Donor Program for Donors, Egg Donor Program for Recipients, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Gestational Surrogacy, Genetic Screening and Counseling Psychological Support.|