1. Sperm banking is underutilized by adolescent and young adult cancer patients

    Sperm banking is underutilized by adolescent and young adult cancer patients

    ( St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ) Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found meeting with fertility specialists and parental recommendations play key roles in decisions at-risk male cancer patients make about fertility preservation.

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    1. Research has found that the majority of males who survive childhood cancer desire biological children.
    2. More physically mature patients should be encouraged to make a collection attempt because in this study, 82 percent of such patients were successful.
    3. These results highlight factors that providers can target to empower adolescents to actively participate in their own health care. These decisions, which are typically made at the time of diagnosis, have high potential to affect their lives as survivors.
    4. Interventions should be tested that aim to increase sperm banking as well as overall patient satisfaction regardless of their choice or banking outcome.
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