Is Sperm Banking of Interest to Patients With Nongerm Cell Urological Cancer Before Potentially Fertility Damaging Treatments?

Andrea Salonia, Andrea Gallina, Rayan Matloob, Lorenzo Rocchini, Antonino Saccà, Firas Abdollah, Renzo Colombo, Nazareno Suardi, Alberto Briganti, Giorgio Guazzoni, Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi

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Abstract

Purpose: We assessed the opinions of patients with nongerm cell urological cancer on sperm banking before undergoing surgical or nonsurgical therapy that could potentially endanger subsequent fertility. Materials and Methods: Between April 2007 and July 2008, 753 patients visited a urological office and were invited to complete a brief self-administered questionnaire to assess opinions on sperm banking before undergoing any eventual therapy potentially dangerous for male fertility. Logistic regression models tested the association between predictors (age, educational level, relationship status, previous fatherhood and benign disorder vs nongerm cell urological cancer) and patient wishes for sperm banking. Results: Median patient age was 65 years (mean 61.6, range 18 to 76). Overall 522 patients (69.3%) had nongerm cell urological cancer and only 242 (32.1%) were in favor of pretreatment sperm banking. On univariate analysis age (OR 0.961, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1107
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume182
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • cryopreservation
  • infertility
  • semen preservation
  • urogenital neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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