Fertility Preservation & Oncofertility

University of Colorado Oncofertility & Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation, family planning, reproductive and sexual health for those whose medical treatments may impact reproductive functioning

Schedule an Appointment: (303) 724-3378.

About fertility preservation and oncofertility

Oncofertility for cancer patientsInfertility risk factors depend on the patient’s age, sex and treatment type and length. Radiation and cancer medications, especially certain types of chemotherapy, can severely damage reproductive organs. Likewise, harming reproductive organs may negatively impact bone health, sexual function, cardiovascular health and more, since those organs are responsible for producing important hormones.

A thorough oncofertility consultation helps women, men, and children understand their individual infertility risk factors as well as their reproductive options now and in the future, including identifying possible fertility preservation procedures. A qualified oncofertility specialist will also create a long-term reproductive health plan customized to the patient’s specific medical history.

Oncofertility and fertility preservation before cancer treatments

More than 220,000 children, adolescents and young adults, ages 0-39, are diagnosed with cancer each year. Lifesaving cancer treatments may leave these patients with compromised reproductive health, adversely impacting their ability to bear biological children in the future.

Fertility preservation procedures can help patient’s have children in the future by cryopreserving (freezing) their sperm, eggs or ovarian tissue prior to receiving their life-saving cancer treatments. For those who completed cancer therapy already, in vitro fertilization or third party reproductive options like surrogacy or egg donation may help survivors become parents.

The field of oncofertility is a complex one and straddles the fence of both oncology and reproductive endocrinology. Our experts provide a thorough oncofertility consultation, and will craft a short-term and long-term reproductive plan to ensure you maintain your quality of life through cancer treatment and beyond. We see patients to discuss their family planning options as cancer survivors through the Oncofertility Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

With If you, your child or someone you love is facing a risk to fertility from treatment for a medical condition like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis or auto-immune diseases to name a few, please call the University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine at (303) 724-3378.

Cancer & fertility explained

Fertility preservation services at Advanced Reproductive Medicine

We see 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.

Contact us to make an appointment or ask questions

Oncofertility oocyte (egg) preservation pricing

Cost Number of eggs frozen
$6,852 10 eggs or less
$7,202 ($350 more) 11-20 eggs
$7,652 ($800 more) 20+ eggs

Printable resources from MyOncofertility.org