It’s hard to imagine the difficulty of dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Add to that the worry that the cancer treatment you must receive to save your life may also take away your ability to have children.
A new physician with Norton Cancer Institute works to address this concern from cancer patients by preserving their fertility. Leslie Appiah, M.D., is an oncofertility specialist. She works with children and adults with cancer before they begin receiving chemotherapy or radiation to counsel them on options and steps that may be taken to improve their ability to have children later. She also works with patients trying to conceive after cancer treatment.