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Fertility Preservation in Adult Male Cancer Patients

  • Robert E. Brannigan
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 138)

Cancer is one of the most common disease states, with approximately 50% of men facing this diagnosis during the course of their lifetime. While the overriding focus for both health care professionals and patients has long been disease cure and survival, a number of factors have led to a significant change in this therapeutic perspective. With marked advances in early disease detection and therapy, patient survival for many cancers has increased dramatically over the last several decades. This, in turn, has provided many patients with the opportunity to live full lives beyond their diagnosis, allowing them to look past their cancer and consider life after treatment. Issues such as post-treatment marriage and parenthood are considered as important as the underlying disease by many patients. As such, measures to preserve sexual and reproductive health in the course of cancer treatment are increasingly important to many patients as they face a malignancy diagnosis.

Keywords

Leydig Cell Testicular Cancer Sperm Concentration Fertility Preservation Luteinizing Hormone Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Brannigan
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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