Oocytes (egg) medical reasons
When a young woman or a pubescent teenage girl is required to undergo chemotherapy, her physician may discuss the possibility of preserving her fertility by freezing her eggs before the start of her cancer treatments. Often, this decision needs to be made quickly, given that chemotherapy must be started as soon as possible to maximize the chances of remission. The procedures carried out during this time can be both mentally and physically taxing and very difficult on the patient. It is therefore important to handle cases based on an integrated care approach. The nurse navigator associated with clinique ovo’s fertility preservation program will oversee the patient’s preparation, coordinate with the interdisciplinary attending teams, and supervise the post-procedure follow-up. A meeting with our in-house psychologist is also recommended.