Brigid Martz Smith

We are thrilled to announce that our colleagues at Cincinnati Children’s are hosting a live virtual question and answer session on Wednesday, April 20th (6:00-7:00pm CST) to answer questions about fertility preservation in children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases. During this event, the co-hosts, Holly Hoefgen, MD and Karen Burns, MD will answer questions from you and other families online in real-time.

About Fertility Preservation

While significant medical advances have given children with cancer and blood diseases a better chance at survival, many of these lifesaving treatments (chemotherapy and radiation) can impact their ability to have biological children in the future.

There are options to preserve fertility, but the interventions often need to take place before chemotherapy and radiation begins. We offer fertility preservation currently available for both male and female patients. These options include banking of sperm, embryo, egg, and ovarian tissue, as well as, surgical transportation, medical suppression of ovarian function.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are frequently asked questions that may be discussed during the event:

  • How does my child’s treatment affect fertility?
  • How soon after diagnosis do fertility treatments need to begin?
  • What if my child has not reached puberty?
  • What are the success rates of fertility preservation?

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