Sperm Banking: Fertility Options for Men Undergoing Cancer Treatment
Defining Sperm Banking
Effects of Cancer Treatment
Making the Decision
Banking Before Treatment
- Sperm count (the number of sperm present in one milliliter of seminal fluid)
- Sperm motility (the level of activity of the sperm cells)
- Morphology (the percentage of sperm cells that have a normal shape)
Banking Less Than Optimal Sperm
Storing Your Sperm
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Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca/
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 12/11/2012 -
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