Egg freezing before cancer treatment – Aby’s story

Aby talks to Natalie Silverman and Dr Carole Gilling-Smith about egg freezing before cancer treatment, and her thought process and decisions.

I definitely did think that you had to have more of a serious operation to have your eggs frozen, I sort of imagine them cutting into you when actually it’s not that at all. If you don’t have any choice like me so much, I would definitely recommend doing it.

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We offer a rapid access egg freezing service for oncology patients in Sussex.

We’ll offer you an appointment with one of our Fertility Consultants within 48 hours of you contacting us. They will carry out a rapid assessment of your situation and discuss your options for fertility preservation and storage. We’ll carry out any necessary tests on the same day and can design an individualised program of care based on your diagnosis and needs.

Click here for more information on the subject of egg freezing before cancer treatment, and fertility preservation more widely.

If you are a doctor or consultant needing to refer a patient for egg freezing before cancer treatment, we have an online guide and oncology referral form here.

Fertility Preservation Services

Fertility preservation gives you the option of becoming a parent in the future, if you wish. We can freeze eggs, sperm or embryos in a number of different situations.

We have a fast track pathway for oncology patients who are about to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy and wish to freeze their eggs or sperm to preserve their fertility.

We also help people who are transitioning, as well as people preserving their fertility for social reasons.

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Social Egg Freezing

If you’re worried about your biological clock but aren’t yet ready to start a family, we offer a Social Egg Freezing program. 

Egg freezing for oncology patients

We’ll offer you an appointment within 48 hours of you contacting us. They will carry out a rapid assessment of your situation and discuss your options for fertility preservation and storage.

Fertility preservation before transitioning

We believe that all trans and non-binary people should be given the option to preserve their fertility.

Human Fertilisation Embryo Authority

More information about egg freezing can be found on the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) website.