After overcoming cancer, men who talk about fatherhood can have children without problems if they have previously preserved their sperm.
If they haven't, the situations that can occur are as follows:
- The male recovers testicular function and there is spermatogenesis, so he is fertile again.
- The male recovers testicular function, but the spermatogenesis is altered and gives rise to poor quality semen.
- The male does not recover testicular function and presents azoospermia (absence of sperm).
Depending on the state of fertility of each one, there are different strategies to be able to be parents, such as resorting to assisted reproduction techniques or semen donation.
Read the full article on: Preservation of Fertility in Men with Cancer ( 42).
By Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Marie Tusseau (invitra staff).
Last Update: 07/22/2019