Sperm freezing before cancer treatment
We offer a rapid access sperm freezing service to all patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. You may need to have surgery to remove some cancerous cells or you may have been advised to start chemotherapy or radiotherapy urgently. We are here to help advise you on your sperm freezing options to preserve your fertility.
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 freezing sperm, 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.
We have specifically tailored programs and information leaflets for young adults needing to freeze sperm.
Sperm freezing Service
If you wish to freeze sperm, this can be arranged on the same day you see your Fertility Consultant. If there’s time before starting your treatment, we can arrange for you to come in on up to three occasions to freeze sperm. We are also able to offer alternative methods of sperm collection if you have difficulty producing sperm, including sperm retrieval or urine collection (if you suffer from retrograde ejaculation). If you are too ill to attend the clinic we can arrange to come and collect your sperm at the hospital where you are being treated.
How to refer a patient to the Agora
Detailed instructions for Doctors wishing to refer patients for fertility preservation.