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Vitalab offers a highly specialized program for safeguarding fertility to patients diagnosed with cancer. Our mission is to increase awareness and optimize accessibility to fertility-preserving options for cancer patients, prior to the initiation of cancer therapy. Vitalab became the first fertility clinic in Africa to become a member of the international Oncofertility Consortium in 2017.
Do you know about these possible side effects of undergoing Cancer Treatment?
Females – can include damage or destruction of oocytes, premature menopause and a compromised ability to carry a pregnancy to term.
Males – can have a transitory as well as a permanent impact on male fertility.
At Vitalab, cancer patients seeking our fertility preservation services are attended to immediately. Cancer patients will consult with one of our specialists within 48 hours of making initial contact. The entire process may take between 2 to 14 days, in order to freeze gametes prior to commencing cancer treatment (dependent on what treatment option is applicable to your diagnosis). Evidence has shown that the vitrification (freezing) of oocytes, sperm and embryos does not negatively impact their viability when used later on in life.
24/7 Navigator Telephone Number for Oncofertility Enquiries: 010 880 3866
Embryos, oocytes or sperm surviving the thawing (warming) process: 80-95%.
Pregnancy rates depending on the method of treatment utilising the frozen gametes: 40% – 60%.
Vitalab, Inner Circle
159 Rivonia Road
010 880 3866
2 Torsvale Office Park,
Phone: 031 880 1700