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If you have ovarian cancer is it possible to freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy?

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Dr. Raja Mudad
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Conceivably it is possible, assuming the other ovary is normal and has no cancer in it.
However, i think most physicians who harvest eggs, are probably uncomfortable treating a patient with cancer in the ovary, and thus may be reluctant to perform the harvest. You should discuss this with your oncologist who should guide you to the right decision.

In brief: Yes

Conceivably it is possible, assuming the other ovary is normal and has no cancer in it.
However, i think most physicians who harvest eggs, are probably uncomfortable treating a patient with cancer in the ovary, and thus may be reluctant to perform the harvest. You should discuss this with your oncologist who should guide you to the right decision.
Dr. Raja Mudad
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes but a risk

If that is a concern then this is something you must speak to your doctor about immediately, before the initiation of therapy.
You have two ovaries but it depends on the stage of your tumor. Very few ovarian cancers are found at an early stage and delaying treatment in an advanced tumor could be disasterous.

In brief: Yes but a risk

If that is a concern then this is something you must speak to your doctor about immediately, before the initiation of therapy.
You have two ovaries but it depends on the stage of your tumor. Very few ovarian cancers are found at an early stage and delaying treatment in an advanced tumor could be disasterous.
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