For many men undergoing treatment for testicular cancer , the ability to conceive a child is a top concern. To preserve their chances of conceiving, many men explore the option of sperm banking, in which samples of semen are collected and frozen until such time as they decide to have children. Before undergoing treatment, it is important that you immediately express your desire to have children to your oncologist. Your doctor will offer advice about what options may be available to preserve your fertility and refer you to a fertility specialist who has experience in treating men who have undergone testicular cancer treatment. It will likely that sperm banking will be part of the treatment plan.
Sex After Testicular Cancer - Testicular Cancer Center - Everyday Health
This information is for adult males with cancer. If you are a transgender person , please talk to your cancer care team about any needs that are not addressed here. Cancer treatment can interfere with ejaculation by damaging the nerves that control the prostate, seminal vesicles, and the opening to the bladder. It can also stop semen from being made in the prostate and seminal vesicles, or it can cut off the path that semen normally takes out of the body. Despite this, a man can still feel the sensation of pleasure that makes an orgasm. The difference is that, at the moment of orgasm, little or no semen comes out.
Purpose: Patients with non-seminoma testicular cancer NSTC cancer can be subfertile or infertile, and present reduced sperm quality, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the sperm proteome of patients with NSTC, who cryopreserved their sperm before starting cancer treatment, with that from healthy fertile men. Sperm proteomic analysis was performed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and the differentially expressed proteins DEPs between the two groups were identified using bioinformatic tools. Results: A total of DEPs was identified in the dataset, from which five DEPs related to sperm function and fertilization were selected for validation by Western blot.
Ask your doctor to use this picture to show you where the cancer is. Testicles are made of many kinds of cells. Each kind can grow into cancer. Treatment depends on the type of testicular cancer, so you need to know which kind you have. Your doctor can tell you more about this.