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Preserving Fertility: Improved Options for Cancer Patients
Infertility is a real, unfortunate side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. Many people don't realize there are ways to preserve future fertility. Stanford offers a unique, comprehensive, coordinated program for women and men to freeze oocytes (eggs), embryos, ovarian tissue, and sperm. You will receive world-class, high quality, compassionate, and personable care from the pioneers and leaders in reproductive medicine. Our oocyte cryopreservation program launched in 1999 and was the first of its kind.
It wouldn't be the best care possible if we didn't provide it in an atmosphere that soothes your soul and makes navigating treatment simple and convenient. The Stanford Cancer Center stands as a physical symbol of our concern for your health and well-being, with nourishing details like:
Live piano music in the entry
Natural light throughout the building
Room for your family to remain with you while you are receiving treatment
In addition, a variety of services and support staff are available to help with emotional, physical or social challenges that you might encounter while receiving cancer care. Visit the Stanford Cancer Center to learn more about the variety of programs and services we offer.
Support groups and classes
It's well established that support groups and their impact on cancer patient outcomes is very important. Much of this exceptional work has come from support groups at Stanford.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers are involved in cancer support groups within the program. Visit the Cancer Supportive Care Program to learn about the free classes, groups and events we offer at the Stanford Cancer Center.
For new patients
Visit the Stanford Cancer Center to discover the breadth of resources and programs available to you as a patient of the Stanford Cancer Center.
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Call us at 650-498-7911 to refer a new patient for a fertility consultation or fax your referral to 650-498-6175. If you wish to refer a patient to the Stanford Cancer Center, please call the Physician Helpline.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care, it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.