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    Hello all,

    I am ~5 years cancer free and I was wondering what are the chances to IVF.
    Prior orchiectomi I had moderate/severe oligospermia, 7mil/ml. Weeks later I almost had azoospermia <200.000/ml (possible because of stress involved). Anyway, I banked what I had.
    I havn't rerun the tests now, so current status is unknown.

    I am afraid somehow to have a child, I do not know about genetic problems involved in this. What caused infertility ? What caused cancer ? Is something that I should worry about?
    I've read there are genes correlated with infertility, are these tested in the IVF process ? I'm afraid to pass them to my child. .. I dont really know what tests should I do or whom to speak regarding this.

    Any experience of you with IVF is much appreciated. Thanks a lot !
    03/28/2017 - felt a tiny lump on my right testicle
    03/29/2017 - urology, ultra sound confirmation of tumour
    04/03/2017 - MRI abdomen/pelivis, 0.8/0.8/0.75 tumour confirmed, on upper pole of testicle, no lymph node enlarged
    04/03/2017 - blood markers normal.
    04/19/2017 - orchiectomy of the right testicle
    05/08/2017 - histopatology: 0.7/0.7/0.6 tumour, embryonal carcinoma, invasion of albugineea, LVI+ near albugineea. Spermatic cord not invaded. Associated lesions with seminoma in-situ. T2N0
    05/19/2017 - CT pelvis/abdomen/toracal , no metastasis, no adenopaties -> stage 1b
    06/11/2017 - MRI pelvis/abdomen for a restage, still no enlarged nodes, blood markers normal.
    06/13/2017 - started adjuvant 1xBEP

  • #2
    I am sure if you have stored samples that there is enough for IVF. There may not be enough for IUI but for IVF they can even extract sperm from a remaining testicle and use it so I wouldn't worry there. You could always go into see a fertility specialist and have a semen analysis and then you would know where you stand.

    To my knowledge there have not been reported issues as far as defects in offspring of testicular cancer survivors.

    Mike
    Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
    06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
    06.26.06 Left I/O
    06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
    06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
    Surveillance...
    Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
    6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

    For some reason I do not get notices of private messages on here so please feel free to email me directly at mike@tc-cancer.com if you would like to chat privately so as to avoid any delays.

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    • #3
      Well, I did a spermogram, where I stand is like this:

      about 7 mil/ml spermcount, with a total of 50mil ejaculated. problem would be progressive motility, about 7%. Testosterone is about 10.8 nmol/L
      anyway, I am puzzeled now, one infertility doctor told me that these are "not too bad" and I should try to concieve naturally.
      I don't know what to say, according to lab, these results are way under lower limit.
      03/28/2017 - felt a tiny lump on my right testicle
      03/29/2017 - urology, ultra sound confirmation of tumour
      04/03/2017 - MRI abdomen/pelivis, 0.8/0.8/0.75 tumour confirmed, on upper pole of testicle, no lymph node enlarged
      04/03/2017 - blood markers normal.
      04/19/2017 - orchiectomy of the right testicle
      05/08/2017 - histopatology: 0.7/0.7/0.6 tumour, embryonal carcinoma, invasion of albugineea, LVI+ near albugineea. Spermatic cord not invaded. Associated lesions with seminoma in-situ. T2N0
      05/19/2017 - CT pelvis/abdomen/toracal , no metastasis, no adenopaties -> stage 1b
      06/11/2017 - MRI pelvis/abdomen for a restage, still no enlarged nodes, blood markers normal.
      06/13/2017 - started adjuvant 1xBEP

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      • #4
        No harm in trying for natural, it is a lot more fun, after all
        Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
        Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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        • #5
          Indeed I just don't want to loose precious time, that's all
          03/28/2017 - felt a tiny lump on my right testicle
          03/29/2017 - urology, ultra sound confirmation of tumour
          04/03/2017 - MRI abdomen/pelivis, 0.8/0.8/0.75 tumour confirmed, on upper pole of testicle, no lymph node enlarged
          04/03/2017 - blood markers normal.
          04/19/2017 - orchiectomy of the right testicle
          05/08/2017 - histopatology: 0.7/0.7/0.6 tumour, embryonal carcinoma, invasion of albugineea, LVI+ near albugineea. Spermatic cord not invaded. Associated lesions with seminoma in-situ. T2N0
          05/19/2017 - CT pelvis/abdomen/toracal , no metastasis, no adenopaties -> stage 1b
          06/11/2017 - MRI pelvis/abdomen for a restage, still no enlarged nodes, blood markers normal.
          06/13/2017 - started adjuvant 1xBEP

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