A study looking at how men feel about sperm banking and infertility after treatment for cancer

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This study was looking at how men feel about being diagnosed with cancer, having treatment and being infertile after treatment.

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.

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Chief Investigator

Dr Chris Eiser
Dr Allan Pacey

Supported by

Cancer Research UK
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer

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Last review date

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Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

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