The presence of cancer in the testis, as well as the therapies used to treat testis cancer, can impair fertility potential for affected men. Fertility preservation is an important aspect of survivorship care and should be offered to all patients before initiating treatment. The only established means of fertility preservation in men is cryopreservation of sperm. Methods for fertility preservation in prepubertal boys are still experimental. Physicians treating men with testicular cancer should be familiar with the available options. This article outlines testicular cancer and its treatment’s effects on fertility, fertility preservation options, and barriers to accessing this specialized care.
The Urologic clinics of North America. 2019 May 29 [Epub]
Robert Craig Sineath, Akanksha Mehta
Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, Building B, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA., Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, Building B, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. Electronic address: .