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Is it possible to implement IVF treatment in patients with cancer?
No doubt it’s one of the most significant questions. Oncofertility is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of oncology and reproductive medicine that expands fertility options for cancer survivors Survival rates among young cancer patients have steadily increased over the past four decades in part because of the development of more effective cancer treatments. Today, both women and men can look forward to life after cancer, yet many may face the possibility of infertility as a result of the disease itself or these lifesaving treatments. Techniques for preserving fertility offer women the possibility of postponing motherhood if they wish to do so or who have cancer.
I want to have a baby but I am single, what should I do?
Nowadays more and more persons become single parents by choice. The tactics for female homosexual couples inquire sperm donation. The “Scandinavia AVA-PETER” clinic offers the largest sperm and egg donor database in Russia so you can be sure in selecting the best candidate.
How can I know if everything is fine with my embryo?
It is now possible to test embryos created by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for genetic diseases by utilizing Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT). The primary goal of PGT is to identify genetic defects in embryos created through IVF before transferring them to the uterus, thus decreasing pregnancy terminations and births with genetic abnormalities.
Is it safe for a woman to have a baby through IVF?
For more than 40 years of existence assisted reproductive technology per se has been constantly improved. Actual tactics in controlled ovarian stimulation provide delicate and stressless effect, application of state-of-the-art high-tech advanced equipment and high-quality materials guarantees safety and comfort. Thus nowadays IVF service presents no risk in terms of good clinical practice and individual approach in each case.
Who needs a fertility specialist?
1. You are under 35 years old, you have an active sex life without contraceptives (interrupted sexual intercourse does not count) for more than 12 months and pregnancy does not occur.
2. If you are older than 35 years and can not succeed in pregnancy during 6 month, here comes the time for investigation and solving the problem
3. You have a dramatic experience of 2 or more cases of miscarriage
4. You are a carrier of a genetic disease that can be inherited by your children (hemophilia, thalassemia, etc.)
5.You are over 33 years old and are NOT planning a pregnancy.
6. Patients with oncological, systemic diseases and kidney damage. The treatment of the "main" disease can adversely affect on the ability to have children. Fortunately, safe and effective "fertility preservation" protocols have been developed.

First visit
It is natural that when a person decides to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), he/she wants to be sure that good results will be achieved. In times of assurance it is prescribed to visit a fertility specialist before using any ancillary reproductive technology (ART).
1. What is going on during the primary consultation?
The initial consultation is one of the most important stages of the treatment. It begins with a conversation between a doctor and a patient, during which the results of the previous treatment and the surgical interventions performed, are discussed. Afterwards, the patient or the couple are to pass general gynecological and ultrasound examination to make sure that the reproductive organs are in order for further ART.
Based on the data obtained, your doctor will make a diagnosis and determine tactics of the following treatment, taking your personal health state into consideration. Moreover, in case if any additional examinations are needed, the specialist will inform you about it at the consultation. You will get a full description and indications for the investigation. If you have any questions concerning preliminary treatment plan or the following examinations which have to be performed – feel free to ask you doctor about it.
2. Do I have to come alone?
A fertility specialist consultation, as any other medical consultation, is known to be rather stressful. For this reason, you are able to visit the doctor with your partner if it makes you feel more comfortable. According to long-term experience, making the steps to your dream with your partner makes consultations and treatment less stressful and brings the couple together on the way to having a baby.
3. How much time does it take?
The initial consultation itself lasts 45-90 minutes depending on the case complexity. At the first meeting with a doctor, you will discuss your medical history. Nevertheless, the purpose of the initial consultation is both to determine the next steps towards a long-awaited pregnancy, and to create trust-based relationship between the doctor and the patient. That is why it is about an hour or more worth spending on the first meeting.
4. What do I have to bring with?
It is also important to get well prepared for the primary personal contact with the fertility specialist. Here is a list of the things that are to be brought with to the initial consultation:
• Results of all analyses and investigations performed before visiting «Scandinavia AVA-PETER » clinic.
• Previous discharge reports.
• A list of important questions.
It would be better if you think of the questions you are interested in at home and even write them down on a piece of paper not to forget something important during the consultation because of emotions and a large amount of new information. Ask the questions to your doctor without any hesitations. Make sure that you understand the treatment and payment plan step by step.
As it has already been mentioned, it is recommended to come together with your partner so that you both understand your treatment plan.
5. How to make an appointment?
The first step in this journey is to contact with our coordinators in the most convenient way for you:
• by email,
• by phone,
• leaving a request on the website.
Our medical specialists and coordinators are qualified to communicate with patients in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese thus breaking the language barrier. They will do their best to answer your questions personally or to arrange an online consultation with a fertility specialist if required.
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