Ovarian cortex cryopreservation for cervical cancer
Treatment for cervical cancer may affect a woman’s ability to conceive. The cervix, the lower part of the uterus, is part of a women’s reproductive system. Sometimes, the ovaries are removed as part of uterine cancer treatment. Ovarian cortex cryopreservation may be an option for women of childbearing age who want to get pregnant after treatment.
Freezing ovarian tissue for later use may allow women with cervical cancer to conceive after cancer treatment. Women of reproductive age should discuss options with their oncologist and an infertility specialist. Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) works with a network of fertility centers that have experience with cancer patients.