International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

Fertility Preservation in Female Cancer Patients

Table 2

The established methods for fertility preservation.

OptionEmbryo cryopreservationOvarian transposition /radiation shielding gonad, Radical trachelectomyDonor embryos/donor oocytes/gestational surrogacy/adoption

Pubertal statusAfter pubertyBefore or after pubertyAfter pubertyAfter puberty
Time requirement10–14 days from mens/outpatient procedureIn conjunction with radiotherapy/outpatient procedureIn patient surgical procedureVaries: in conjunction with IVF
Success ratesApproximately 20–33% per transferApproximately 50% due to altered blood flow and scattered radiationNo evidence of higher cancer Recurrence ratesEmbryo: unknown/oocytes: 40–50%/ surrogacy: 30%

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