Cancer Treatment & Male
Ideally, discussions surrounding privately storing sperm samples for future use should take place prior to any cancer treatments. Unfortunately, some physicians forget to mention this important step, so this may be a conversation you have to bring up yourself.
Male infertility is an inability to produce normal healthy sperm or to ejaculate sperm. Although sperm production can sometimes be restored following the treatment of cancer, it is not guaranteed, and the risks of infertility should always be discussed with your healthcare provider(s).
Cancers that are shown to cause male infertility are :
By identifying this risk of potential infertility up front, CryoChoice assists you in taking the necessary steps prior to treatment to preserve your sperm for future use.
on your body
Different forms of chemotherapy and radiation have different impacts on the body, especially if the treatment involves the pelvic area and/or testicles; some treatments can cause severe damage to the DNA, which could affect the sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg.
Cancer treatments that could cause male infertility are :
Surgical causes of male infertility are surgeries that are used to treat prostate or bladder cancer, which typically cut the pathway for sperm cells to be included in the semen. Testicular or colon cancer surgeries sometimes result in damaged nerves that are involved in orgasm, thus resulting in “dry orgasms” or ejaculation without semen.
Pioneer in at-home
The quality of a sperm sample that derives from a person with cancer could yield:
of the essence
CryoChoice understands that with cancer diagnoses and treatment, time is of the essence, which is why we offer overnight shipping as the standard option for all of our kits. We also have partnerships with doctors and hospitals across the country who store our kits for emergency purposes. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they have our kit available.
In addition, we provide an extra service for all of our cancer clients, which separates the sperm sample into as many possible vials as possible in a protocol we call “Preparation IVF” to allow for as many attempts at fertility as possible in the future. It is a protocol unique to CryoChoice and a service we are proud to offer our cancer clients.