Reproductive medicine

Fertility preservation in cancer patients

University of Minnesota Physicians reproductive and oncology specialists are leaders in preserving fertility in cancer patients. Cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplant can affect fertility; however, our program offers patients a variety of fertility preservation options from egg freezing and sperm banking to surgical ovarian transposition and more. These offerings, along with our legacy as a leader in cancer survivorship and extensive experience in fertility care, make us a destination for patients from around the world.


  • Comprehensive, coordinated care means patients benefit from experts in oncology, reproductive endocrinology, urology and psychology
  • Variety of preservation options for females including: embyro freezing, egg freezing, ovarian suppression, donor egg, gestational surrogacy, surgical ovarian transposition and radical trachelectomy
  • Variety of preservation options for males including: sperm banking, sperm extraction and donor sperm
  • Minimally invasive surgery options including robotic-assisted surgeries


  • Part of the Masonic Cancer Center, a nationally recognized leader in cancer research – where faculty are active in cancer treatment and fertility outcomes research
  • Faculty participation at national level in the development of fertility preservation practice guidelines
  • Clinical trial participation offered to patients as available and appropriate


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Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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