Currently, the main fertility preservation option for men is sperm cryopreservation (freezing). Men who receive a diagnosis of cancer should freeze their sperm on 2-3 occasions prior to receiving chemotherapy or radiation.
Sperm can be frozen on the same or next day after a diagnosis of cancer is made, and can be recollected every 48-72 hours prior to treatment and depending on the clinical circumstance. The advantage of freezing sperm with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility Specialist) is that intrauterine insemination or IVF can later be used to conceive. Since sperm can only be frozen in small quantities, IVF provides the best opportunity to ensure conception with the small number of sperm that can be frozen.
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