Fertility Preservation Program
Uniting clinical care with fundamental discovery in the reproductive sciences
Certain treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can negatively impact a patient's fertility — the ability to have children.
The Fertility Preservation team at the cancer center can help patients understand:
- How fertility will be affected by prescribed treatment
- How to talk with the medical team about fertility
- How to plan a family before, during and after treatment
The dedicated fertility preservation team at Northwestern works across many specialties in order to best accommodate our patients' specific needs. This emphasis in collaboration allows for truly comprehensive treatment in an effort to optimally educate and inform patients about fertility before, during and after treatment.
The Lurie Cancer Center is one of six institutions within the U.S. that has been designated a Center of Excellence by The Fertile Hope Organization for actively addressing the reproductive needs of cancer patients and survivors.
- Navigating Fertility After Cancer, TribLocalPreservation
- Northwestern University Oncofertility Consortium is Paving the Way for Fertility Preservation
- Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Discusses Having a Baby After Cancer, Women's Health