The Province & Vancouver Desi: Vancouver fertility centre helps those facing cancer treatment still have babies

White Rock resident Anna Kashani has an amazing story to tell. At the age of 29, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Although receiving the news of cancer was painful, being told that she had no time for fertility preservation was unbearable.

We were honoured to be able to help Anna and her fiancé Marlon Azurdia by increasing her chances of conceiving in the future. Anna had nine embryos frozen at our clinic before receiving her first dose of chemotherapy treatment last month.

To learn more about Anna’s compelling story, the emotional impact of infertility on Canadians and Canadian immigrants, as well as detailed information about egg freezing, please click here to view The Province and Vancouver Desi article and video.

Dr. Sonya Kashyap, medical director of Genesis Fertility Centre, explains how egg freezing works (Source: The Province & Vancouver Desi)

Dr. Sonya Kashyap, medical director of Genesis Fertility Centre, explains how egg freezing works (Source: The Province & Vancouver Desi)

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CTV Morning Live: Canadian Infertility Awareness Week 2014

Canadian Infertility Awareness Week is upon us and Dr. Sonya Kashyap was on CTV Morning Live this morning to talk about infertility, a medical condition that plagues one in six couples in Canada. Deana Burtnick and her daughter, McKinley, were also on air to talk about how the clinic made Deana and her husband’s dream come true.

Click here or the image below to find out what infertility means to Canadians and how advances in technology can help people conceive.

CTV Morning Live - May 26, 2014 - Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (From left to right: Keri Adams, Host of CTV Morning Live, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Medical Director of Genesis Fertility Centre, Deana, Former Patient of Genesis & her daughter McKinley)

CTV Morning Live – May 26, 2014 – Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (From left to right: Keri Adams, Host of CTV Morning Live, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Medical Director of Genesis Fertility Centre, Deana, Former Patient of Genesis & her daughter McKinley)

Vancouver Sun: Egg freezing a viable option for women who choose to have children later in life

The staff at our fertility clinic are avid supporters of individuals and couples having children when they think they are ready. As Canadian Infertility Awareness Week approaches at the end of May (24-31), there’s no better time than now to consult with your family doctor about options for maintaining and extending your fertility.

One option of extending your fertility is to have your eggs frozen.

Our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, wrote an opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun explaining why people should consider egg freezing as an option should they choose to have children later in life.

Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Medical Director, Genesis Fertility Centre

Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Egg freezing a viable option for women who chose to have children later in life.

Drishti Magazine: Eeva

We’ve been featured in “Canada’s Premiere South Asian Lifestyle Magazine”! Drishti Magazine had a chance to interview our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, about the use of Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva), the first use of the assisted reproductive technology in Canada.

To view the article, please click here or the image below!Drishti Magazine - Eeva

Meet Us Mondays: Brenda Toyoda, Nursing Assistant

 

Meet Us Mondays: Brenda Toyoda, Nursing Assistant, Genesis Fertility Centre

Meet Us Mondays: Brenda Toyoda, Nursing Assistant, Genesis Fertility Centre

Hi my name is Brenda and I’m a nursing assistant at Genesis Fertility Centre, specializing in the egg freezing program.

My beginnings

In 1990, I graduated from the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) School of Nursing and started working on a busy Medical Surgical Unit focused primarily on gynecology and oncology. After a few years of gaining valuable experience, I happily joined the BC Women’s Hospital’s maternity ward.  I loved my job but I was needed at home when my youngest child developed an immune condition. Even though I left the health care world, my passion for nursing and women’s health never faded.

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