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Male fertility after chemotherapy: New questions raised

A pilot study conducted by Canadian researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty. “It is often thought that cancer treatments for prepubescent boys will have no effect on their fertility because their testicles would … Continue reading

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Researchers find key to preserving fertility during chemotherapy

One of the most significant impairments of the quality of life after a chemotherapy is infertility. Researchers have now identified the mechanism of chemotherapy-induced infertility in females. While men produce new sperm cells throughout their life, women are born with … Continue reading

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Surviving childhood cancer: Good news, bad news

Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the chances seem less good for men, a new study in the journal Lancet Oncology finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer survive … Continue reading

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Progress in preserving fertility after cancer treatment

When young boys receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer, it can destroy their ability to produce sperm later in life. However, new research is finding ways to help preserve fertility in these cases. Published in Fertility and Sterility, the … Continue reading

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