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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New Tang Dynasty: Success Stories for Beating Infertility

Did you miss Monday’s broadcast of Heather Pelz’s story on New Tang Dynasty (NTD TV)?

Heather has had a very special experience with infertility. At age 44, she wanted to conceive a child using her own eggs, an event that has less than one per cent chance of success (chances of conceiving at age 44 is deemed to be less than one to five per cent; the possibility of conceiving a baby with the mother’s own eggs at that age is even lower).

Heather gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Hunter just prior to her 45th birthday.

Chinese couple Mei Ling and Felix have also beaten the infertility odds. Mei Ling’s biological condition made her chances of conception to be around 10 per cent. With fertility treatment, she is now happily carrying her first child.

Click on the video below to find out more about their success stories in addition to how infertility is affecting first-generation immigrants. The Mandarin video clip starts at the 25:51 mark.

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