New approaches to preserving cancer patients’ fertility before treatment

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Download from iTunes: Oncofertility is a fairly new field of cancer medicine dedicated to helping patients preserve their ability to have children. MD Anderson oncofertility experts Deborah Holman and Donna Bell explain their proactive approach to counseling men, women, and the parents of children with cancer on saving their fertility before treatment begins.

Testicular cancer basics

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Download from iTunes: Testicular cancer is the most common malignant cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 34, but it could strike at any age. Symptoms are not always obvious and self-examination is not a recommended way to screen for testicular cancer. Lance Pagliaro, M.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of...

Fertility Issues for Parents to Consider before Child’s Cancer Treatment

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The best way to preserve your child’s fertility during cancer treatment depends on age, sex and if the child has reached puberty. This concern is best addressed before cancer treatment starts. Anna Franklin, M.D., Assistant Professor, and Donna Bell, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, both in the Department of Pediatrics Patient Care at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss ways to preserve your child’s fertility and offer helpful resources.

Making a Baby

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A couple is having difficulty conceiving a child. They visit a fertility clinic...

Restoring Fertility after Cancer Treatment

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Marvin Meistrich, Ph.D., in M. D. Anderson's Experimental Radiation Oncology department, discusses the options for restoring fertility after cancer treatment.

Sperm Selection for In Vitro Fertilization

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G. Huszar, MD - G. Huszar developed hyaluronic acid (HA) binding test for sperm selection for in vitro fertilization. The test allows better assessment of sperm maturity than previously used motility test. Dr. Huszar discusses also safety of cryopreservation of sperms and potential for male contraceptive drugs.