Infertility stories aren’t uncommon in young male cancer patients. Although testicular cancer can affect the sperm health, cancers from other parts of the body don’t always spread to the testes but still the patient’s sperm quality might get affected and can cause infertility. Such harsh effect of sperm health is mainly because of the side effects of various treatment modalities used to treat cancer (for example chemotherapy).
Now a new solution to protect fertility in cancer patients is probably encroaching in, if male cancer patients preserve their sperm via cryopreservation (i.e. preservation in sub zero temperature or cooling) before they start their cancer treatment they might be able to use those sperms later in life whenever they plan to be father by various assisted reproduction treatments.
Although this new fertility preserving method in cancer patients might sound like common sense but probably the truth is that most scientific discoveries are a type of common sense, for example try thinking of Newton’s gravity discovery by virtue of an apple fall from tree.
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