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Endocrinology of the Testis and Male Reproduction

Part of the series Endocrinology pp 1-18

Date: Latest Version

Effect of Cancer Treatments on Testicular Function

  • Aleksander GiwercmanAffiliated withTranslational Medicine, Lund UniversityMolecular Reproductive Medicine, Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University Email author 


To date, due to improved diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures physicians are more likely to be confronted with young cancer survivors. This is true for e.g. those treated for childhood cancer, testicular malignancy or lymphomas. Furthermore, as the age at first parenthood is gradually increasing, the demand of preservation of reproductive function has been extended to men at more advanced age, and may be relevant for a proportion of patients treated for common malignancies as colon or prostate cancer.


Cancer Cancer treatment Spermatogenesis Fertility Leydig cell function