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Patients' and Physicians' Experiences With Sperm Banking and Infertility Issues Related to Cancer Treatment

Diane Cope
CJON 2002, 6(5), 293-309 DOI: 10.1188/02.CJON.293-294

The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore knowledge, attitudes, and experiences regarding cancer-related infertility and sperm banking in male patients between the ages of 14–40 at diagnosis. Patients were identified from tumor registries at two large cancer centers and included in the study if they had undergone pelvic surgery or had been treated with chemotherapy or radiation to the whole body, pelvis, brain, or abdomen. A questionnaire was mailed to 904 men and was completed by 201 men (response rate 27%). The questionnaire asked participants about their knowledge regarding cancer-related infertility and sperm banking and their attitudes regarding children and parenthood after cancer.

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