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Infertility and testis cancer

In Urologic Clinics of North America
By: Lambert SM.
Contributor(s): Fisch H | hf4@columbia.edu <hf4@columbia.edu>.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 34 Issues 2.Publisher: 2007Description: 269-277.Subject(s): | Chemotherapy | Radiotherapy | Fertility | Testicular cancer | Testis cancer | Infertility | DDC classification: In: Urologic Clinics of North AmericaSummary: Testicular cancer is the most common solid organ tumor in young men and affects men during their reproductive years. Current therapeutic regimens have significantly improved survival but often adversely impact fertility. Understanding the effects of testicular cancer, the systemic effects of neoplasia, and the effects of treatment protocols, such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, is essential to restoring and maintaining fertility in men who have germ cell neoplasms.
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Testicular cancer is the most common solid organ tumor in young men and affects men during their reproductive years. Current therapeutic regimens have significantly improved survival but often adversely impact fertility. Understanding the effects of testicular cancer, the systemic effects of neoplasia, and the effects of treatment protocols, such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, is essential to restoring and maintaining fertility in men who have germ cell neoplasms.

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