Treatment Options

Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Fertility Preservation at NCCRM offers state-of-the-art options for reproductive-aged men and women who are about to begin treatments that could threaten their chances for future child-bearing. The North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine is the premiere center for reproductive health in North Carolina and the East Coast. It was established in 1992 to provide advanced reproductive techniques to couples who dream of having their own child. The physicians of NCCRM are board certified specialists. One of our founders, Dr. Luther Talbert, is credited with performing the first successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) in North Carolina.

NCCRM has some of the highest pregnancy success rates in the country. We offer medical center level care in a private office setting that is relaxed and easily accessible. Our state-of-the-art operating room and laboratory offer patients the convenience of staying in one facility. Our team of specialists offers a wide range of gynecologic and fertility services. NCCRM has been a member of SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, since 1994. Our center also partners with Fertile Hope, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

Options for Women Prior to Chemotherapy or Radiation

Emergency in vitro fertilization (IVF) with embryo freezing
Emergency ovarian stimulation with ooctye (egg) freezing
IVF using a protocol specific for women with hormone-sensitive cancers
Ovarian tissue freezing
Laparoscopic ovarian transposition

Options for Women During Chemotherapy or Radiation

Leuprolide Acetate treatment – Lupron

Options for Women After Chemotherapy or Radiation

Natural conception
Transfer of frozen embryos into the uterus
IVF with one’s own eggs
IVF with donor eggs or embyros
IVF using a surrogate to carry the pregnancy
Adoption referral

Options for Men Prior to Chemotherapy or Radiation

Sperm freezing
Epididymal aspiration

Options for Men After Chemotherapy or Radiation

IVF with fresh or frozen sperm
IVF with donor sperm

NCCRM is unique in that we are open seven days a week and our laboratory is available for emergent collections prior to men undergoing treatment and decide at the last minute to preserve their semen.

Financial Options

NCCRM helped create the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation (www.payitforwardfertility.org) to help couples afford fertility treatments. One of the goals of the non-profit organization is to assist men and women of reproductive age who have been diagnosed with cancer options to preserve their fertility by offering discounted treatments and medications.

Fertile Hope

NCCRM is a registered fertility clinic with Fertile Hope, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

To learn more or schedule a consultation:
Call (919) 233-1680 or