Fertility after Cancer Campaign Launched

An oncofertility education campaign has been launched with the Fertility after Cancer website.

“While more people are beating cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer treatments, few know that cancer, and cancer treatment, can affect a person’s fertility (or their ability to have children).

Often, there’s a very small window, just before starting cancer treatment, when a patient needs timely information to make informed decisions about preserving their fertility.”

Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS) has teamed up with University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology onco-fertility experts from the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital to launch Australia’s first Fertility After Cancer campaign.

The Fertility After Cancer campaign centres on their suite of Australian-first patient education videos on oncofertility treatments

1.            Egg freezing

2.            Embryo freezing

3.            Ovarian transportation

4.            Sperm banking

5.            Tissue banking

6.            Testicular sperm extraction

These resources are timely because they respond directly to the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)'s newly updated Australian guidelines on fertility preservation for patients with cancer.

Visit the Fertility after Cancer website here www.fertilityaftercancer.org

The University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology doctors working on this campaign are:

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Violet Kieu 

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer & PhD Student Dr Genia Rozen 

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Daniel Lantsberg

A/Prof Yasmin Jayasinghe