Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and other cancer treatment jeopardize a person’s ability to bear children. Some treatments for cancer can take years to complete, further complicating the reproductive window.
Other treatments induce premature menopause in females or stop the production of testosterone in males, further compromising bone health, mental health, cardiovascular health, growth in children and adolescents, to name a few.
The field of oncofertility is a complex one and straddles the fence of both oncology and reproductive endocrinology. With a thorough oncofertility consultation, Dr. Kondapalli will craft a short-term and long-term reproductive plan to ensure you maintain your quality of life through cancer treatment and beyond.
Dr. Kondapalli sees patients prior to treatment and after treatment for the following:
The fields of oncofertility and fertility preservation are developing; as such, many insurance companies don’t cover these types of services yet. We do what we can to help you navigate through insurance coverage.
Cancer and its treatment may affect a person’s ability to conceive a child in the future. Get perspectives on fertility and cancer in this video led by medical experts from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). In collaboration with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, ASCO has launched a series of “Moving Forward” videos aimed at helping young adults with cancer.