Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Ovarian cortex cryopreservation for uterine cancer

Ovarian cortex cryopreservation for uterine cancer

Treatment for uterine cancer may affect a women’s ability to conceive. The uterus, also called the womb, is the part of a woman’s reproductive system where a baby grows during pregnancy. 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 have a baby after treatment.

Freezing ovarian tissue for later use may allow women with uterine cancer to have children after cancer treatment. Women of reproductive age should discuss options with their oncologist and an infertility specialist.