By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th November:- Now the cancer patients need not to lose hope for having a child as now it is possible to preserve sperms, eggs and oocytes before starting the treatment of chemo and radio therapy.
It was disclosed by cancer and fertility experts here in first of its kind Continuing Medical Education (CME) on this subject which was organized by Jindal IVF and Sant Memorial Nursing Home, Chandigarh. It was organized with participation by faculty from the PGI and the Fertility Preservation Society of India Cancers especially those of blood, bones, lymphatic system, breast and several other organs are common in the young at reproductive age. Lymphomas and leukaemias are particularly notorious. Several of these cancers are treatable with surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. These patients have good prognosis and life span following treatments. Unfortunately however, the treatments have significant side effects, most importantly, the loss of fertility. It is quite frustrating for young couples to lose the hope of ever having a child.
As per the cancer experts, now it is possible to preserve the sperms, eggs and oocytes before starting the treatment for later use for fertilization to have a child. As per the experts, the technology including embryo preservation and vitrification is fast expanding. It has been recently introduced and successfully used at Jindal IVF.
The CME was addressed by several speakers including Dr Umesh Jindal, Dr Swati Verma, Dr Sheetal Jindal and Dr Sanjeev Maheshwari from the Jindal IVF; Dr Shalini Gainder and Dr Kapoor from the PGI, Chandigarh, Dr Nalini Mahajan from Delhi and Dr Veena Jain from Ludhiana.
Different speakers outlined the concept, indications, techniques and success of fertility preservation. They stressed that there is a great need for adequate information of different issues to the patient and his/her family and for a closer association between the fertility specialists and the oncologists.