About This Service
UT Health Austin’s Cancer Fertility Preservation service is the first comprehensive fertility preservation service in Central Texas available to meet patients (13 years and older) with a cancer diagnosis who are undergoing a variety of treatment plans, including radiation, chemotherapy, and bone marrow transplant. We look at each case individually and encourage discussing any personal treatment preferences you might have, including religious beliefs, cultural beliefs, emotional effects, prognosis, odds of success with future fertility, and genetic risks, to best educate you on a variety of fertility preservation services available to you and your family. We continue to evaluate and monitor fertility post-treatment, and we are available to discuss options with you even if you did not receive an evaluation from us pre-treatment.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Cancer Fertility Preservation care team includes cancer fertility preservation specialists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, advanced practice registered nurses, social workers, and more, who work together to help you preserve the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin and the Dell Medical School to stay informed of the latest research and treatment techniques, and we partner with existing providers in the Austin area to ensure we can successfully connect you with fertility services that meet your needs. We work to educate you on how your fertility can be affected by cancer and cancer treatments; help you think about planning your family before, during, and after treatment; inform you of fertility preservation options available to you; and navigate the fertility preservation process with you so that you have support every step of the way. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming appointment, please click here.
UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advanced imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.