Current practices in fertility preservation in male cancer patients

E. Charles Osterberg*, Ranjith Ramasamy, Puneet Masson, Robert E. Brannigan

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The incidence of a cancer diagnosis in children and young adolescents is increasing. With better treatments, the number of young cancer survivors living through reproductive age is increasing. Fertility preservation of these men and women has become essential and needs to be discussed prior to the start of cancer treatment. Here we review the current guidelines for male oncofertility patients and highlight some of the important gonadotoxic effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. Options for fertility preservation are also discussed along with resources that should be made available to all patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalUrology Annals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Cancer
  • fertility
  • fertility preservation
  • infertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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