“I think it’s really important that people keep signing up to these type of trials to push research forward.”
A study looking at how men feel about sperm banking and infertility after treatment for cancer
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Unfortunately some cancer treatments can cause infertility, meaning you are then unable to have children. This can be particularly difficult to cope with for younger men who haven’t started a family yet. All men in this situation should be offered the chance to bank sperm. But some men decide not to.
The research team running this trial used questionnaires to help them find out more about
- What men think about being diagnosed with cancer and having treatment
- Why some men decide to bank sperm and some don’t
- What men who banked sperm at diagnosis think about it 5 years later
Summary of results
Despite attempting to contact the trial team, we have been unable to check the results of this trial.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Chris Eiser
Dr Allan Pacey
Cancer Research UK
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer