I was just wondering if anyone can recommend a good fertility specialist in Melbourne or Brisbane who specialises in treating Ovarian cancer survivors.
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when I was 22 (I'm now 30) and had surgery to remove my right ovary (I still have my left ovary). I also had 3 cycles of BEP chemo. I am now well and truly pass the 5 year mark which means I'm officially cured and doctors have said in previous years that I would have a good a chance as any to have babies.
However, my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 18 months or so with no luck. We recently went to see my gyne/oconolgy specialist at the Mater and he referred me to a FS in Brisbane (Dr Yazdani) I have been told that I have very few eggs left because of the chemo and that I need to do IVF ASAP as I could experience premature ovarian failure within the next 10 years. Dr Yazdani seems really lovely but I wondered if anyone knew of a FS out there who specialises in treating people with a history of cancer (perhaps you have/had a similar story to me) Of course my DH and I want someone who is also compassionate and lovely. Too much to ask? I have done some research and Dr Kate Stern and Dr Lyndon Hale from MIVF seemed good. But then, its hard to know without meeting them.
We currently live in Cambodia but plan move back to Australia to do our first IVF cycle in April (hopefully) We are open to both Brisbane and Melbourne clinics. If any one can give me any sort of advice that would be hugely appreciated as it is difficult for me to access information from here.