Freezing eggs before cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy is one of the best gifts that reproductive medicine brings to modern women. In the past, the survival rate of thawing eggs was not good (the survival rate of thawed eggs after slow freezing was about 60%), so few people understand and are willing to freeze eggs (some doctors still maintain this concept). However, The technology of freezing eggs is getting more and more advanced. The current "vitrification" technology of freezing eggs has increased the survival rate of thawing eggs to nearly 95%. Therefore, oncologists now advise women of childbearing age to freeze their eggs before cancer treatment. Today I will share an anti-cancer story of a young breast cancer patient who successfully froze 30 eggs one month before chemotherapy.
An anti-cancer story
A 33-year-old young woman was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was an office worker just like everyone else. The first time she came to the clinic was just after the operation.
Because chemotherapy may be needed in the future, the breast cancer doctor advised her to consult about freezing eggs. She plucked up the courage to contact us.
The first time she came to the clinic was the third day of her menstrual cycle, and the AMH value was 9.22, which was very good. After a detailed consultation, she decided to start the egg freezing treatment directly.
We directly choose the "non-ultrasound" strong stimulation course. The strong stimulation course uses corifollitropin-alfa for ovulation induction. A single dose of corifollitropin-alfa can replace daily injections of short-acting rFSH up to 7 days, which eliminates the hard work of daily injections in the first week. The estradiol test also qualified on the eighth day of the menstrual cycle, so after a four-day short-acting gonadotropin supplementation, the eggs were retrieved on the fourteenth day of the menstrual cycle.
The egg retrieval operation went smoothly. There were 38 follicles and 36 eggs were retrieved of which 30 eggs were mature, so 30 eggs were finally frozen. Moreover, we adjusted the dosage of the gonadotropin and the GnRH analogues so that she did not have the side effects of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after the egg retrieval.
Stork Fertility Center has designed “four-less treatment” including fewer injections, fewer blood draws, fewer ultrasounds, and fewer follow-up appointments so that everyone can complete the treatment happily as soon as possible.