Dr. Peter Chan, senior author of study said, "The testicular cancer accounts for over 25 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in men aged 20-24 years and Hodgkin's lymphoma accounts for about 15 per cent in the same age group. "
"Sperm banking is the best hope for cancer patients that may wish to father children in the future," Dr. Chan said in a press release issued on University's official website.
"We wanted to investigate this issue in the hope that our findings could be used to assist health care professionals promote sperm banking to their patients," says Dr. Chan.
The study revealed that doctor-patient communication concerning the benefits of sperm banking should be improved.
This study was published in the recent issue of the journal Human Reproduction.